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Chen, Yuanlin – “Away From Xuan” – [Innova/American Composers]

Cousin Mary   2/24/2009   A Library, CD

Chen studied music in his native China where he pioneered a computer and electronic music studio. He has a PhD from SUNY Stony Brook.

These three pieces show a lot of variety in his music. ???Away from Xuan??? is a big symphonic piece. ???Wondering along the Journey??? uses instruments such as sheng, dizi, erhu, and pipa for a more Chinese sound. ???Chasing the Sun??? is startlingly original ??? this guitar quartet pushes the instruments into all kinds of sounds and percussive effects.

Gorgeous, dramatic, and accessible.

you heard it 28 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 2108 days ago, Roland Blunt played Chasing The Sun - II. Adagio-Lento
  • 2721 days ago, Pax Humana played Wondering Along The Journey - I. Allegro
  • 3108 days ago, Shark Starr I played Wondering Along The Journey - I. Allegro
  • 3384 days ago, Dugu-dugu Dah played Wondering Along The Journey - II. Andante
  • 3705 days ago, Dugu-dugu Dah played Wondering Along The Journey - IV. Larghetto
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