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Xiaogang Ye: Winter
BIS-2113 (BIS Records, CD)
NEW RELEASE (30 July 2021)
Playing time: 61'30"
Booklet pages: 36
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Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Xiaogang Ye: Winter published on 24 August 2021
Shenyang, bass-baritone (tracks 1-4)
Sharon Bezaly, flute (track 5)
Wei Lu, violin (track 7)
Noriko Ogawa, piano (track 8)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus (track 8)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Gilbert Varga, conductor (tracks 1-4 and 7)
José Serebrier, conductor (tracks 5, 6 and 8)
Xiaogang Ye (born 1955):
The Song of Sorrow and Gratification, Op 67 (2012) for bass-baritone and orchestra to texts by Li Shutong
1 On a Sailing Boat at Dusk
2 Qingming Festival in Tianjin
3 Revisiting Xiaolan Pavilion
4 Seventh Evening of the Seventh Moon
5 December Chrysanthemum, Op 52b (2006) for flute and orchestra
6 Winter, Op 28 (1988), for orchestra
7 The Brilliance of Western Liang, Op 16 (1983) for violin and orchestra
8 Starry Sky, Op 56 (2008) - Concert version for piano, children's voices, women's choir and orchestra
Recorded in August 2018 (tracks 1-4 and 7) and August 2016 (tracks 5, 6 and 8) at the RSNO Centre and New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Scotland, UK