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perspective to paint a picture of the waters, mountain ranges, folk customs and rituals in
China, using a large-scale orchestra,” says Zhou Long. “It’s like a musical map of China.”上海品茶微信
Elements of folk music used in the concerto include traditional M
上海品茶微信女神会所ongolian khoomei, a unique type of throat-singing, the contrabassoon, the piccolo and the T
ibetan “Bon’e ri” music form, used in rituals, that is mimicked by the trombone and English horn.
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onal Chinese instruments. “It is an important way for me to showcase the cultural spirit of China,” he says.
Shui Lan, a conductor who has played Zhou’s compositions several times, praises Zhou’s work as being colorful and full of imagination.
上海品茶微信女神会所”Sometimes I would ask instrumentalists to think about Debussy t
o help them understand Zhou’s music, and they immediately get it,” he says.
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e and precise,” he adds. “Zhou Long worked very closely together with us. He would sit at di
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Zhou Long attributed his knowledge of folk music to his experience of studying at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing上海品茶微信
during the 1980s when he collected many folk songs from remote areas each summer.
上海品茶微信”These traditional elements of Chinese culture and folk music are fundamental and inseparable parts of my composition. We
sterners expect Chinese composers to express their own culture through music,” Zhou says.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Cultural nourishment is necessary for a composer. A distinctive cultura
l label is a must for modern composers to reach new heights in their artistic achievements,” he adds.上海品茶微信
Tang Xiaofan contributed to the story.
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work, a result of one couple’s lifelong passion for the genre, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
The Long Museum in Shanghai is currently presenting a showcase of modern Chine
se art in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The mysteries of the ocean are explored in the multimedia art show O
cean by Naked, which is ongoing at the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai.
The show is an immersive experience that allows visitors to
feel like they are rising from 6,500 meters under the sea to 423 meters in the sky.