Jing SUN: Master of Pen and Sword
Pipa: Wei FAN / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2017.2.4.
With its long history and vast regional changes, coupled with the huge expressive power of the instrument itself, the musical vocabulary of the pipa has become quite extensive. This pipa concerto does not contain a storyline. Rather, this work demonstrates the wide range and physical versatility of the pipa through using distinctive “civil” and “martial” style techniques, showcasing its musical possibilities, while retaining its traditional characteristics.
(Translation: Shiyan Zhang / Edit: Patty Chan)
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