The Butterfly Lovers | Accentus ACC30464

The Butterfly Lovers


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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC30464

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th February 2019



Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Zhi-Jong Wang


Chen Gang

The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto (He Zhanhao)

Shen Ye

The Psalms of Taciturnity


Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Zhi-Jong Wang


Hailed at its premiere as 'a breakthrough in China’s symphonic music', He Zhanhao and Chen Gang’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto was later reviled during the Cultural Revolution for its Western influence and feudal Chinese inspiration. Though universally recognized among the Chinese people, the piece remains largely unknown in the West. A work of undeniable emotional appeal, it also carries with it a history that some of its biggest supporters are still struggling to digest. Borne of an uneasy union of revolutionary nationalist sentiment and Chinese urban cosmopolitanism, the musical progeny manages to be faithful to both its parents.

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