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Silk Baroque

Wu Wei

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1
What About Some Bells (After G.P. Telemann)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
7:21
Tristes Apprêts  
2
Castor et Pollux, RCT 32: Tristes apprêts (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
6:31
3
Polonois chinois (After G.P. Telemann)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
2:53
4
Pferderennen (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
1:52
La Follia  
5
Trio Sonata in D Minor, Op. 1 No. 12, RV 63 "La follia" (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
9:14
6
Prelude for Prelude (After J.P. Rameau)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
2:02
7
Chaos for Wu Wei (After J.F. Rebel)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
3:17
8
Improvisation (For My Father)
Wu Wei
5:17
9
Harlequinade (After G.P. Telemann)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
0:45
Sey tausenmahl willkommen, TWV 13:9a  
10
I. Sinfonia (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
3:06
11
Silk Rondeau (For Maite)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
3:10
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 1 No. 8  
12
III. Gavotte (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
3:51
13
Dancing Song of the Yao Tribe (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
10:08
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003  
14
III. Andante (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
5:24
15
Abendmusik (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)
Wu Wei; Holland Baroque
3:02
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:53
Silk Baroque presents a musical encounter between Wu Wei and Holland Baroque, performing a programme that ranges from Baroque greats such as Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Rameau to Chinese traditional tunes, all tied together by the musicians’ openness to improvisation, experimentation and cultural exchange. Wu Wei plays the sheng, an extraordinary ancient Chinese mouth organ, which looks like a bundle of bamboo reeds cased in a metal bowl. It is a miracle of harmony, melody and rhythmic possibilities, and Wu Wei’s abilities fully bring out the sheng’s beauty: whispering, charming, and compelling. Age-old traditions come together in performances that sound fresh and contemporary. Silk Baroque carries listeners into a lively, enticing and fascinating sound world.

Holland Baroque is an original and innovative baroque orchestra that approaches baroque repertoire through a fresh and contemporary approach, with a focus on improvisation and collaborations with outstanding artists from different traditions. On their first PENTATONE release, they work together with Wu Wei, who dazzles audiences worldwide with his virtuosic sheng playing
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