Evoking China

This program originally aired September 25, 2010

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

In old movies, the great and ancient musical traditions of China were sometimes reduced to the sound of a big gong. But more recently, there are far more sophisticated and effective film scores that bring east and west together, blending Chinese and western instruments and traditions in colorful, exciting ways.

As WQXR begins its China in New York festival, host David Garland presents film music by Tan Dun, Lee Tzung Chen, and Wong Fei-hung, as well as Rachel Portman, Alexandre Desplat, and others, from films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Joy Luck Club; The Banquet; and more.

Comments [2]

jenny Li from NYC

Hi! Beautiful music!!

I have problems finding and buying these music (e.g. Song of the Returning Fisherman) played on your program. Would it be possible for WQXR to make a special CD of all these music played on Evoking China Part I and II. It would be a great present for the contributors at the fund raising time.

Thanks in advance.

Jan. 28 2012 09:30 PM
Ann Cefola

Would like to know CD playing on Evoking China Crouching Dragon Sitting Dragon with Love in Time - piano and soprano ---Movies on the Radio Evoking China Jan 21 , 2012 - 2nd selection

Jan. 27 2012 09:31 AM

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