A fascinating disc of Chinese music from piano prodigy Lang Lang. It encompasses a variety of traditional Chinese songs from several generations arranged by Chinese composers. Seven of them are for piano solo, while three others add a different traditional Chinese instrument to the mix. Each of these is an extended piece featuring energetic, dance-like interplay between the instruments. Not only do they showcase Fan Wei's pipa (CHinese lute), Zhang Jiali's guanzi (double-reed pipe) and Ji Wei's guzheng (Chinese zither), they also reveal Lang Lang as an inspiring and musicianly collaborator. Also included is the more well-known piece in the west - The Yellow River Concerto by Xian Xinghai. Lang Lang (piano) / China Philharmonic Orchestra / Yu Long Track List
Xue Yanqun, born 1953 in Dalian,China. He graduated from Lu XunAcademy of Fine Art, Shenyang in 1981and remained to teach there. Later hecompleted the graduate study andreceived a Master of Fine Art in 1989, hewas a professor and the member ofChinese Artists Association. More than200 of his works have been shown inChina and overseas exhibitions since1984. He won a silver medal, two bronzeand some honorary rewards in theseexhibitions. About 220 pieces of his oilpaintings have been collected by ChineseNational Art Gallery and overseas artgalleries and private collectors.
Text and pictures: Internet Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Spring flowers in the moonlit night on the river - China philharmonic orchestra/ Lang Lang (piano)