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Recorder Concertos: Petri, Michala - TANG, Jianping / SHENG, Bright / MA, Shui-Long / CHEN, Yi (Chinese Recorder Concertos)

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Recorder Concertos: Petri, Michala - TANG, Jianping / SHENG, Bright / MA, Shui-Long / CHEN, Yi (Chinese Recorder Concertos)

Composer(s):
Artist(s) Shui, Lan, Conductor • Copenhagen Philharmonic OrchestraPetri, Michala, recorder
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 6.220603
Label OUR Recordings
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   



Something different
Review By RH112349,February 2011

If you enjoy a changer and some brilliant orientalism then you should try this disc. You probably should not listen to the whole disc in one sitting though. I must admit to having done so more than once with great pleasure. The one from Bright Sheng seems the most important work and that from Yi Chen is great fun.

Michala Petri is beyond criticism and the orchestral accompaniment is excellent. Recording also as good as one could wish for. All in all a great pleasure.



Review By Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine,December 2010

This is not the first Chinese collaboration by the Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri, but it's the most interesting yet. Inspired by their country's rich variety of flute traditions, these four concertos reflect the way China's composers are melding their musical heritage with the symphonic one of Western Europe and America. And they also reflect the thoroughness with which Chinese composers have transcended the privations of those terrible years when they were condemned to hard labour in the countryside.

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Review By Martin Andersson, Klassisk,November 2010

The Our Recordings CD of four recorder concertos by Chinese composers is more of a halfway house. The concerto Flying Song (2002) by Tang Jianping (född 1955) is bright and energetic, martial and dance-like as required, but with moments of introspection. I see from Joshua Cheek’s highly informative (necessarily so!) booklet notes that Tang writes film music as well as in almost every other genre; this concerto suggests his film scores must be extremely effective. Bright Sheng’s Flute Moon (1999) is in two movements: a driving toccata representing a huge ‘dragon horse’ in Chinese mythology and the second an angular and vigorous elaboration of a melody from c. 1200. The good-natured and attractive Bamboo Flute Concerto (1984)

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Review By Robert Benson, ClassicalCDReview.com,November 2010

Michala Petri (b. 1958) began playing the recorder when only three years old and went on to become the world’s leading performer on the instrument. Her numerous recordings of standard repertory were staples for collectors decades ago and many are still in the catalog. She also has a keen interest in contemporary music and has commissioned many works. This splendid Da Capo issue offers music by four contemporary Chinese composers. These are not miniatures; they are substantial evocative showpieces for soloist and orchestra. Tang Jianping (b. 1955) wrote his three-movement Flying Song for the Chinese dizi (bamboo flute) accompanied by a Pan-Asian ensemble, heard here in a version with western orchestra. China’s best-known composer, Bright Sheng (1955),

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Review By Roger Firman, Braille Magazine,November 2010

This is the Third Instalment of “Dialogue – East Meets West” series. Chinese Recorder Concertos offers four contemporary works by Chinese, Chinese-American and Taiwanese composers. The diversity of material includes: richly scored folk-inspired; fluid pentatonic romanticism; re-interpretations of Ancient China. The technical demands are considerable and those with an interest in Chinese music and the recorder may well wish to experience a fusion of cultures.

Review By Heinz Braun, Klassik heute,October 2010

Wie nur wenige andere Künstler hat sich die dänische Blockflötenvirtuosin Michala Petri um die Etablierung der Blockflöte als ernst zu nehmendes Konzertinstrument verdient gemacht. Abseits der Alte-Musik- und Blockflötenszene ist sie seit Jahrzehnten ebenso in den großen Konzertsälen der Welt wie auf dem Tonträgermarkt präsent und erfolgreich. Aus dem einstigen Wunderkind ist längst eine reife, eigenständige Künstlerpersönlichkeit geworden.

Review By Kultur,October 2010

Strukturerne i kinesernes musikalske tonesprog kan lyde fremmede i vestlige ører. Men når de indgår i en syntese med vestlig musik, som det er tilfældet med de fire koncerter på Michala Petris nye cd, er der tale om grænseoverskridende musik. Og det er—vil jeg gerne understrege—ikke svært at lytte til. Tværtimod. Men man begejstres over meget mere end Michala Petris hele vejen igennem fyldige, intelligente og ekvilibristisk sikre fløjtespil, for Sjællands Symfoniorkester under ledelse af Lan Shui, den kinesiske chefdirigent, spiller med en engageret direkthed og lidenskab i det gennemsigtige, innovative klangbillede. De fire koncerter kan deles op i to dele.

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Review By Jill Kemp, MUSO,September 2010

This excellent album is the third release in OUR Recordings “Dialogue-East meets West” project and features concertos by four Chinese, Chinese-American and Taiwanese composers. The variety of tonal colours and textures that Michala Petri and the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra coax from their instruments is spectacular. There is great energy in these performances, and the balance between the soloist and the orchestra is spot on.

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Review By DZ, Der Neue Merker,August 2010

Hier entführt den interessierten Zuhörer die dänische Blockflöten-Virtuosin Mikala Petri in eine exotische Klangwelt. Begleitet wird sie von der Copenhagen Philharmonic unter der authentischen Leitung des chinesischen Dirigenten Lan Shui.

Die Konzerte stammen von vier zeitgenössischen chinesischen Komponisten: Tang Jianping (Fei Ge – Flying Song), Bright Sheng (Flute Moon), Ma Shui-Iong (Bamboo Flute Concerto) und der Komponistin Chen Yi (The Ancient Chinese Beauty—das jüngste und vielleicht interessanteste Werk, UA 4/08; mir gefiel es am besten).

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Review By DZ, Der Neue Merker,August 2010

Hier entführt den interessierten Zuhörer die dänische Blockflöten-Virtuosin Mikala Petri in eine exotische Klangwelt. Begleitet wird sie von der Copenhagen Philharmonic unter der authentischen Leitung des chinesischen Dirigenten Lan Shui.

Die Konzerte stammen von vier zeitgenössischen chinesischen Komponisten: Tang Jianping (Fei Ge – Flying Song), Bright Sheng (Flute Moon), Ma Shui-Iong (Bamboo Flute Concerto) und der Komponistin Chen Yi (The Ancient Chinese Beauty—das jüngste und vielleicht interessanteste Werk, UA 4/08; mir gefiel es am besten).

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