Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #42

Chung-Yuan Yu: Fate

Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan / Video: Jacob Audio and Video Arts, Jacob Chang / Audio: Chao-Hui Wang 2019.8.28

This work was commissioned by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in 2017. Its main theme is about longing and was inspired by “Parting at Yangguan”, an ancient guqin work. The melody is continuous and links a variety of different atmospheric tones, lingering on feelings of endless love, but also expressing emotions of quietness and anticipation, shyness and loneliness, passion and fear, torment and joy, all entangled and never ending.

(Translation: Anthony Ko / Edit: Patty Chan)