Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Xiaogang Ye: Sichuan Image (2022) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Xiaogang Ye: Sichuan Image (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:02:12 minutes | 2,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Born in Shanghai in 1955, Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of China’s leading contemporary composers. He has written music in a variety of genres, including symphonic and chamber works as well as scores for the stage. Ye has also composed music for films and the two works recorded here are both examples of this. Sichuan Image consists of 29 brief and atmospheric pieces composed to accompany a filmed travelogue of the scenic province in Western China. In preparation for the work, the composer visited mountains, river, villages and ancient historical sites in Sichuan. Lending further colour to the large symphony orchestra, four Chinese musicians perform on traditional instruments.

The disc closes with Concerto of Life, a suite in five movements for piano and orchestra with Noriko Ogawa taking on the solo part. The work is based on the score for a feature film of the same name telling the story of a piano teacher and his students. Ogawa has also appeared on a previous disc of Ye’s music alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor José Serebrier – a disc named Editor’s Choice in the Gramophone, whose reviewer described the performances as ‘superb’ and Ye’s scores as possessing ‘lyrical elegance, searching drama and depth of colour…’

Tracklist:
01. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 1, Prelude. Memory of Sichuan (01:28)
02. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 2, Mt. Bashan (00:53)
03. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 3, Shadow of Bamboo (01:03)
04. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 4, The Torrent in Yankou (01:17)
05. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 5, The Distant Water in Hechuan (01:55)
06. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 6, A Night in Bazhong (01:02)
07. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 7, Riverside of Jialing River (00:39)
08. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 8, Torrential Chuan River (01:19)
09. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 9, Mt. Meishan (02:30)
10. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 10, Beichuan Region (01:57)
11. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 11, It Rains When Heaven Deems Fit (01:10)
12. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 12, The Boundless Mt. Minshan (01:09)
13. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 13, Fog in Nanchong (01:15)
14. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 14, Salt Well (00:38)
15. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 15, Gloomy Rain in Wenchuan (01:30)
16. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 16, Great Mountains in Sichuan (01:29)
17. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 17, Mother Re-Marries (01:10)
18. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 18, Qingcheng in the Rain (01:11)
19. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 19, Ambition of Sichuan (02:01)
20. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 20, A Sunny Day in Guangyuan (00:44)
21. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 21, The South of Mian River (02:11)
22. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 22, A Morning Sun Over Qiang Village (02:31)
23. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 23, Looking Up Into Leshan (01:16)
24. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 24, Night Rain in Wenchuan (01:18)
25. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 25, The Love of Chuandong (01:13)
26. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 26, The Love of Tianfu (00:45)
27. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 27, Fogs of Suining (02:13)
28. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 28, Dreaming back to South Sichuan (06:52)
29. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Sichuan Image, Op. 70: No. 29, Epilogue. My Sichuan (02:28)
30. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: I. Life Song (03:41)
31. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: II. Roses in the Shades of Evening (01:27)
32. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: III. Cruel Truth (01:34)
33. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: IV. Never Regret (01:51)
34. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: V. A Dream (01:55)
35. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: VI. Hospital (01:15)
36. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & José Serebrier – Ye: Concerto of Life, Op. 23c: VII. Live On in Spirit (03:06)

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