Tan Dun - Water Concerto | Opus Arte OA1014D

Tan Dun - Water Concerto


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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1014D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th July 2009



David Cossin (water percussion)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra


Tan Dun


Tan Dun

Water Concerto


David Cossin (water percussion)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra


Tan Dun


Tan Dunís hypnotic three-movement Water Concerto is intoxicating, both visually and aurally. Using water as a musical instrument, this extraordinary piece uses innovative techniques to explore the musicality of the sounds of water.

Virtuoso percussionist and soloist David Cossin displays remarkable genius as he deftly creates unique, sensuous, organic and sometimes celestial sounds using a range of water-based instruments.

Conducted by the composer, the distinctive accompaniment of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, reflecting Dunís personal combination of Chinese and Western musical traditions, is carefully interwoven and combined with the water percussion to produce a uniquely enchanting performance.

ĎOrganic music concerns both matters of everyday life and matters of the heart. These ideas find their origin in the animistic notion that material objects have spirits residing in them, an idea everpresent in the old village where I grew up in China. Paper can talk to the violin, the violin to water. Water can communicate with trees, and trees with the moon, and so on. In other words, every little thing in the totality of things, the entire universe, has a life and a soul.í (Tan Dun)

ĎThis work was one of the most astonishing pieces of music that Iíve ever heard.í - The Australian

Water Percussionists:
- David Cossin (Solo)
- Rika Fujii
- Tamao Inano

Bonus material:
- Short Film: Water - The Tears of Nature
- Tan Dun Teaches Water Instruments

Recorded live at the Stockholm International Composerís Festival, Stockholm Concert Hall on 8th November 2007.

Running time: 67 mins
Region code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic / 4:3 (extras)
Sound format: 5.1 Dolby Surround / Dolby Stereo
Menu language: EN
Subtitles (extra features): EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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