Wild Grass

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Wild Grass



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Release date:

1st June 2009




55 minutes


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Wild Grass

Chen Yi:

Monologue (Impression on “The Treu Story of Ah Q”)

Romance of Hsiao and Ch’ in

version for violin and piano

Ox Tail Dance from Chinese Ancient Dances

Hu Xuan Dance from Chinese Ancient Dances

Zhou Long:

Su (Tracing Back)

version for flute and qin


for piano and luo

Taiping Drum

for violin and piano

Wild Grass

for narrator and cello

Taigu Rhyme

for clarinet, violin, cello and percussion

Beijing New Music Ensemble



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Trained side-by-side in Beijing at the Central Conservatory, and in New York at Columbia University, Chen Yi, the first woman to receive a master’s degree in composition in China, and Zhou Long are now partners on the faculty at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Despite these close ties, their compositions enjoy distinct identities, frequently bringing into fascinating juxtaposition Western and Eastern instruments as well as traditional and contemporary compositional techniques.

The Beijing New Music Ensemble is the only independent music ensemble dedicated to new music in China.

This is the ensemble’s début recording.

Long Zhou: Su (Tracing back) (version for flute and qin)

Su (Tracing back) (version for flute and qin)

Long Zhou: Pianogongs


Long Zhou: Taiping Drum

Taiping Drum

Yi Chen: Monologue (Impression on The True Story of Ah Q)

Monologue (Impression on The True Story of Ah Q)

Yi Chen: Romance of Hsiao and Ch'in (version for violin and piano)

Romance of Hsiao and Ch'in (version for violin and piano)

Yi Chen: Chinese Ancient Dances

I. Ox Tail Dance

II. Hu Xuan Dance

Long Zhou: Wild Grass

Wild Grass

Long Zhou: Taigu Rhyme




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