CD Kronos Quartet, Wu Man - Tan Dun – Ghost Opera / NIEUW
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CD Kronos Quartet, Wu Man - Tan Dun – Ghost Opera / NIEUW€ 6,50
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CD kan ook worden opgehaald in Amsterdam (Bos en Lommerplein).
"Tan Dun: Ghost Opera is an album by the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man. The album contains five compositions by Chinese composer Tan Dun written in 1994 for string quartet and pipa. As of 2011, the composition was still on the Quartet's program"
"a carefully considered, meditative piece"
TRACKS OP DEZE CD (Label Nonesuch)
Ghost Opera (For String Quartet And Pipa With Water, Stones, Paper, And Metal)
Act I. Bach, Monks, And Shakespeare Meet In Water 8:55
Act II. Earth Dance 6:47
Act III. Dialogue With "Little Cabbage" 3:14
Act IV. Metal And Stone 10:10
Act V. Song Of Paper 6:40
"For Tan Dun's Ghost Opera, the Kronos Quartet had their instrumental abilities stretched to include various percussion, wind instruments, and vocals and were joined by pipa virtuoso Wu Man. The first sound one hears is a hand being drawn through a bowl of water. Soon, strains of Bach appear, accompanied by the pipa, an ancient Chinese lute, and the voiced prayer of a monk. Bach figures into much of the work, in fact, as if being played by a traveling string quartet making their way through back-country China. The piece slides comfortably between these areas, the strings sometimes taking on an Asian character that compliments the Baroque allusions in an oddly effective manner. The music is generally soft in nature with, aside from the Bach, frequent references to Chinese folk songs of a pastoral quality. It's almost lulling at times, though there's enough subtlety of detail to keep the attentive listener engaged. Those who only cottoned to Tan Dun after his success several years after this recording, with the soundtrack to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, should enjoy this carefully considered, meditative piece."
David Harrington – violin, water bowl, bowed gong, vocals, one-stringed lute, cymbals, stones
John Sherba – violin, paper whistle, vocals, cymbals, stones, one-stringed lute, bowed gong, waterbowl
Hank Dutt – viola, vocals, cymbals, stones, bowed gong, water bowl
Joan Jeanrenaud – cello, vocals, bowed gong, water bowl
Wu Man – pipa, soprano voice, vocals, bowed gong, tam-tam, Tibetan bells, paper
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