Exploring Chinese Orchestral Repertoire Series #66

WANG Danhong: Clouds and Flowers Fantasia

Pipa: CHANG Pei-Ling / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Tien-Ku Percussion Group / Chih-Sheng CHEN / National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan 2015.2.7

This pipa concerto is inspired by Li Bai’s poem “Qing Ping Diao” (A Song of Pure Happiness): “Her dress is like colourful clouds, her face is like beautiful flowers, spring breeze blows on the threshold, and the dew is rich.” This work uses a beautiful and elegant melody and lively dance rhythms to express deep emotions.

Edit: Patty Chan