Evoking China

This show first aired Jan. 28, 2012

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

During WQXR's Lunar New Year celebration, David Garland offers film music that brings East and West together, blending Chinese and western instruments and traditions in colorful, exciting ways.

Included are highlights from Qigang Chen's score for "The Flowers Of War," Zhao Jiping's Peking Opera-inspired music for "Raise the Red Lantern," plus stirring music from a peculiar Hollywood artifact: the 1944 film "Dragon Seed," which starred a non-Asian cast --including Katherine Hepburn -- in Asian roles. The music is by Herbert Stothart, and his score was recorded in stereo, making an unusually vivid experience of film music from that era.

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Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton,

CHINA AND ITS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING LIFESTYLES WITH ITS HISTORY DATING BACK TO PRE-BIBLICAL TIMES TO THE ERA OF THE PYRAMIDS AND THE ANCIENT HEBREWS WILL ALWAYS TANTALIZE THE IMAGINATION. MY BROTHER DR. BEN LANE AND I WERE SKIING TODAY AT MOUNTAIN CREEK SKI AREA IN VERNON, NJ, WHERE, AS USUAL NOWADAYS, THERE WERE AS MANY ASIATICS-- CHINESE, KOREANS, TAIWANESE AND JAPANESE--AS CAUCASIANS. THE COSMETICS OF THE VARIOUS CULTURES GATHERING FOR COMMUNAL SPORT IS NOT LIMITED TO SKIING BUT TO ALL SPORTS. AND IN THE ARTS CHINA HAS ALSO A GRAND HISTORY ON PAPYRUS, WITH WATERCOLORS, TAPESTRIES AND SCULPTURES THAT POPULATE OUR MUSEUMS. WHATEVER THE CHANGES THE BEST WILL ULTIMATELY SURVIVE AND PREPARE THE GROUND WORK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor, an opera composer, "Shakespeare" and "The Political Shakespeare" and director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute. My websites where one may download, FREE, my singing in four solo concerts at the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall by going to "Recorded Selections"; www.WagnerOpera.com, www.ShakespeareOpera.com and www.RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com.
Roles that are represented in my singing to be heard on my websites are: Tristan, Siegfried, Goetterdaemmerung Siegfried, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Siegmund, Walther von Stolzing, Florestan, Federico and Eleazar.

Feb. 18 2013 08:15 PM
mrdoctor

what on the archive for
Evoking China

Saturday, February 09, 2013

is the CHRISTMAS PROGRAM WHAT WONDERFUL LIFE etc.

please fix the archive

Feb. 10 2013 11:00 AM
Marisa Volino from New York

It is also the Tibetan New Year, it would be lovely if you could play some music from the rich musical heritage of
Tibet. Scorsese's film Kundun of course is one film that portrays the religious and spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and his people. I'm not sure if there is classical Tibetan singing but am sure there is chanting.

Feb. 09 2013 09:42 PM

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