Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #19

Danhong Wang is an award-winning young composer that has written many works for Chinese orchestra. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in composition from China’s Central Conservatory of Music. She has composed for both traditional Chinese orchestra and western symphony orchestra.

Danhong Wang: Rhapsody
Yangqin: Wenlin Pu / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. 2014.7.13.

Rhapsody for yangqin and Chinese orchestra was composed in April 2011. The music is relaxed and lively, adopting the free and easy structure of a Rhapsody. The use of non-traditional harmony with the rhythmic pattern of pop music brings a fresh performance style to this traditional instrument. The dazzling technique and sounds combine to create a dramatic and exciting work for yangqin.
(Trans: Kiah Mok Goh / Edit: Patty Chan)