|Chen, Yuanlin / Away From Xuan|
|Album:||Away From Xuan||Collection:||Classical|
|Add Date:||2009-09-20||Pull Date:||2009-11-22||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||1 Nov||25 Oct||4 Oct|
|1.||Oct 27, 2009:||Memory Select |
Chasing The Sun: I. Largo - Allegretto - Andante - Allegretto
|3.||Sep 30, 2009:||public noize racket |
Away From Xuan
|2.||Oct 24, 2009:||Music Casserole |
Wondering Along The Journey: I. Allegro
A very "classical" sound -- a big, brash one at that -- from a U.S.-based Chinese composer. Three pieces: a big big symphony; a dynamic symphony with Chinese instruments added; and an acoustic guitar quartet.|
1- Big, stern, dramatic symphonic piece. Almost like the soundtrack to a grand old Hollywood thriller. ... After about 7 minutes, an exotic Middle Eastern theme pops up, quieter and upbeat.
2-6: Symphony plus Chinese instruments
2- Fast-paced, w/Chinese exotic sound and some Chinese instruments. Lots of hard slams from the orchestra. Active and colorful.
3- Pecking and creeping, but still fast-paced.
4- Rhythmic bursts. Happy, dramatic, insistent.
5- Sadder, led by cello and a mourning vocal (or is it a reed instrument?) Calm but not exactly slow.
6- Upbeat rhythmic chiming. Teasing (themes keep fading out playfully).
7-10: Guitar quartet
7- Mid/fast, good paced marching with odd harmonies. A little quieter towards the end, with good string twanging and wood thumping
8- Quieter but still mid/fast. Low-level backing with lots of snapped notes and some string scraping. Really quiets down later.
9- Stern feel, with cute tricks (springy sounds, clapping sounds).
10- A quiet conclusion.