Zhi-Jong Wang, Tokyo Phil - “The Butterfly Lovers”
Accentus releases its new recording with Zhi-Jong Wang and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on Hybrid SACD.
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Hailed at its premiere as “a breakthrough in China’s symphonic music,” HE Zhanhao and CHEN Gang’s “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto was later reviled during the Cultural Revolution for its Western influence and feudal Chinese inspiration. Though universally recognised among the Chinese people, the piece remains largely unknown in the West. A work of undeniable emotional appeal, it also carries with it a history that some of its biggest supporters are still struggling to digest. Borne of an uneasy union of revolutionary nationalist sentiment and Chinese urban cosmopolitanism, the musical progeny manages to be faithful to both its parents.
SHEN Ye, teaching Composition at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, is one of the most fascinating representatives of contemporary music in China, setting accessible Chinese culture to his own musical language. His works are performed all over Asia, the U.S. and Europe and the rest of the world. This is the world premiere recording of his 1st Violin Concerto „The Psalms of Taciturnity“.
Recorded at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, August 2018
The Psalms of Taciturnity
Violin Concerto No. 1
He Zhanhao / Chen Gang
The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Yang Yang, conductor
Running Time: 53:30
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Soloist Zhi-Jong Wang
Orchestra / Band Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Yang Yang
Composer He Zhanhao / Chen Gang
Composer Shen Ye
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