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Bright Sheng: A Night at the Chinese Opera - Dance Capriccio - String Quartet No. 5 - My Song - My Other Song

The Shanghai Quartet, Peter Serkin, Weigang Li, Bright Sheng

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Dance Capriccio for Piano and String Quartet
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin; The Shanghai Quartet
String Quartet No. 5, "The Miraculous"
Bright Sheng; The Shanghai Quartet
A Night at the Chinese Opera for Violin and Piano
Bright Sheng; Weigang Li; Bright Sheng
My Song for solo piano  
I. eighth note = 54
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
II. quarter note = 66-72
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
III. quarter note = 112
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
IV. Nostalgia: eighth note = 63
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
My Other Song for solo piano  
I. quarter note = 63
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
II. quarter note = 80 sempre, non rubato
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
III. Prestissimo: quarter note = 144-160
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
IV. Slow funeral march: eighth note = 60 sempre
Bright Sheng; Peter Serkin
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:10
This digital-only release features the Shanghai Quartet on works by Bright Sheng, one of today’s most widely performed composers. Joined by violinist Weigang Li, pianist Peter Serkin and the composer himself on piano, the album includes the landmark title work, derived from an instrumental interlude of the well known Peking opera Farewell My Concubine. My Song was inspired both by Sheng's love of Chinese folk music and by the musicality and virtuosity of pianist Serkin, the work’s dedicatee.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Tracks 4, 5, 6 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM. Recorded at the Leshowitz Recital Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA 7 December, 2013 (Dance Capriccio and My Other Song), 8 March, 2014 (A Night at the Chinese Opera and String Quartet No. 5) and American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Auditorium, New York City, 8 September, 1990 (My Song), reissue from 1992 New World Records. Producers: Steven Epstein (1-3, 8-10), Elizabeth Ostrow (4-7) Engineers: Steven Epstein (1-3, 8-10), Tom Lazarus (4-7) Editors: Steven Epstein (1-3, 8-10), Brad Michel, Soundmirror, Inc. (4-7) Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. Cover Photo: Chen Tao

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