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Ecstatic Drumbeat

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1599
Release date2012-05-01
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Audiophile Audition, June 2013: "Great percussion work for fans of Chinese music especially".

Appearing with leading orchestras and conductors around the world, Evelyn Glennie has also collaborated with musicians as diverse as Emmanuel Ax, the King’s Singers and Bjork. Another unexpected partner is the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, with which she first performed at the 2009 Deaflympics. Returning to Taiwan a year later, she recorded the present disc of original compositions and arrangements for percussion and Chinese orchestra. The programme is wide–ranging in geographical terms, with works by composers from the Far East, as well as by German-based Nebojša Živković, whose duo Born to Beat Wild for bass drum and trumpet here is performed with a suona, ‘Chinese oboe’, replacing the trumpet. But the disc also spans a vast distance in time, in that the final work, Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations, is a reworking by the composer Yiu-Kwong Chung of an ancient score first performed in the year 627 at the court of the second Tang Emperor. Ecstatic Drumbeat is the last of four discs that present collaborations between the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and soloists from a Western tradition, with Evelyn Glennie following in the footsteps of flutist Sharon Bezaly, saxophonist Claude Delangle and trombone player Christian Lindberg on her own oriental journey.
 
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  Composer: Chung Yiu-kwong
  Concerto for Percussion and Chinese Orchestra 27:16
01 1. The Moon's Lament 09:45 $ 1.76 USD
02 2. I Believe 09:19 $ 1.68 USD
03 3. Heading For 08:12 $ 1.48 USD
 
04 Prism Rhapsody 14:38 $ 2.63 USD
05 Born to Beat Wild 07:49 $ 1.41 USD
 
  Composer: Toshiro Mayuzumi
  Concertino for Xylophone and Orchestra 11:19
06 1. Allegro vivace 03:35 $ 0.65 USD
07 2. Adagietto (attacca) 05:10 $ 0.93 USD
08 3. Presto 02:34 $ 0.46 USD
 
09 Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations 14:03 $ 2.53 USD
  Album total 01:15:05
ComposerAbe, Keiko
Chung Yiu-kwong
Chung, Yiu-Kwong
Mayuzumi, Toshiro
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Zivkovic, Nebojsa Jovan
PercussionGlennie, Evelyn
OrchestraTaipei Chinese Orchestra
ConductorChung, Yiu-Kwong
Shao, En
ArrangerChung, Yiu-Kwong

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