The Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra plays Popular Western Classics | Marco Polo 8225847

The Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra plays Popular Western Classics

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Label: Marco Polo

Cat No: 8225847

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Minuets (6), WoO10
» no.2 in G major (arr. Zhi-wei Wang)
The Ruins of Athens, op.113
» Overture(arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Aragonaise (arr. from Act IV Entr'acte)
» Danse boheme (arr. from Act II Les tringles des sistres tintaient)
» Entr'acte (Act 3) (arr. Xiuwen Peng)
» Prelude (arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Debussy, Claude

Nocturnes (3)
» Nuages(arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Dinicu, Grigoras

Hora staccato (arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Khachaturian, Aram

Gayaneh
» Sabre Dance (arr. Linan Wang)

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation (arr. Han Jiang)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, op.57
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Dasen Chang)

Strauss II, Johann (with Josef Strauss)

Pizzicato Polka, op.234 (arr. Liangmu Lu)

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite (arr. Xiuwen Peng for Chinese orchestra)
» III Ronde des Princesses
» V Berceuse
» VI Finale

Artists

Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra

Conductor

Peng Xiuwen

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Minuets (6), WoO10
» no.2 in G major (arr. Zhi-wei Wang)
The Ruins of Athens, op.113
» Overture(arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Aragonaise (arr. from Act IV Entr'acte)
» Danse boheme (arr. from Act II Les tringles des sistres tintaient)
» Entr'acte (Act 3) (arr. Xiuwen Peng)
» Prelude (arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Debussy, Claude

Nocturnes (3)
» Nuages(arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Dinicu, Grigoras

Hora staccato (arr. Xiuwen Peng)

Khachaturian, Aram

Gayaneh
» Sabre Dance (arr. Linan Wang)

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation (arr. Han Jiang)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, op.57
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Dasen Chang)

Strauss II, Johann (with Josef Strauss)

Pizzicato Polka, op.234 (arr. Liangmu Lu)

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite (arr. Xiuwen Peng for Chinese orchestra)
» III Ronde des Princesses
» V Berceuse
» VI Finale

Artists

Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra

Conductor

Peng Xiuwen

About

Western music has a surprisingly long history in China. Liturgical music of the Catholic church found its place in Peking in the period of the Yuen Dynasty, and, although the ensuing Ming Dynasty proved less favourable to this alien intrusion, the Qing Dynasty, established in the middle of the 17th century and continuing until its elimination in the earlier years of the 20th century, found a place for the encouragement of Western music at court, particularly under the supervision of the Jesuit missionaries who took a leading part in the cultural life of the imperial household in the 18th century. The following period of Western commercial intrusion into China also brought contact with the music of the West, with court officials instructed to copy the instruments that accompanied Lord Macartney’s embassy to Peking in 1793.

In this recording, the Central Broadcasting Folk Orchestra plays Western classical works with traditional Chinese instruments, adding an oriental flavour to these famous tunes.

Recorded in Beijing, 1982

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