Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #29

Ying Jiang: Passionate Whirlwinds (Taiwan Premiere)

Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2011.8.16.

This work combines Chinese folk and jazz elements in a playful manner, resulting in a unique musical style. The wind instruments with their fresh and complex rhythms are accompanied by the free and easy style of the bowed string instruments. The plucked strings and percussion dance together with their delicate interlacing textures, creating a piece full of vitality.

(Translation: Kiah Mok Goh / Edit: Patty Chan)