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Shadows and silhouettes

CD

Shadows and silhouettes : new piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence / Antonietta Loffredo, pianist.

  • Published by Wirripang — 2012 [Wirr 047] — 1 CD (64 min.)
  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 27 Jan 2017.
  • Library Availability: CD 2375 — Available for loan

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We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 27 Jan 2017.

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Product details

New piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence played by Antonietta Loffredo.
A University of Western Sydney project this interesting CD is the third by Antoinetta in a collaboration with the composers who have been encouraged to write new pieces for this project. It consists of piano pieces which draw on such influences as Chinese bird song; stylistic characteristics of Chinese instruments on an Australian folk tune; impressions of Shanghai; a phrase from Yijing (l-ching); teracotta figures of a travelling orchestra on horseback; a Chinese nursery rhyme; the concept of Qi; a Hong Kong market early in the morning; a poem by Chinese poet Po Chu (772-846); the musics of the three cultures of Malaysia; and from a Chinese perspective, winter days and a funeral in Australia.

Duration: 64 min.

Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on the composers and performer.


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