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30/08/2008

Featuring choral and instrumental music by Chinese emigre composers.

Chen Yi was born in China but now lives in America, and her settings take dialect folksongs from various regions of China, the first a nocturnal lovesong, the second describing gentle sounds at dawn in spring.

Raymond Yiu was born in Hong Kong and lives in the UK, and his 'Calendar of tolerable inventions from around the world' for wind quintet is a witty look at three western inventions: the cuckoo clock, invisible ink and the button.

Chen Yi: The Flowing Stream; Spring Dreams
Raymond Yiu: Calendar of tolerable inventions from around the world

BBC Singers
Lontano
Odaline de la Martinez (conductor).

25 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Aug 2008 22:05