Grand Music of Tang

Ssu-Yu Huang

Year

1999


Duration

70'


Movements

I. Deer Enclosure; II. Bamboo Lodge; III. Through Yangzi Gorges; IV. Autumn Night; V. Docking Overnight by Maple Bridge; VI. Mooring on Jiande River; VII. Welcome Rain in a Spring Night; VIII. Drinking Alone with the Moon; IX. Bring in the Wine; X. Liang State Verse; XI. Wei City Song; XII. Grass; XIII. Lady Playing Zither; XIV. Playing the Guqin; XV. Deeply Moved by Music; XVI. Monk Jun Playing the Lute; XVII. Li Ping Playing the Harp; XVIII. Somber Flute; XIX. Yearning; XX. The Adorned Zither; XXI. Lady Yang; XXII. Jade Zither Sorrow; XXII. Viewing the Moon, Thinking of You; XXIII. Poem Without Title


Genre

Guitar Solo


Commission

Kazuhito Yamashita


Premiere

Tokyo, Japan, 4 February 2000: Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar (10 pieces: Deer Enclosure, Welcome Rain in a Spring Night, Drinking Alone with the Moon, Grass, Deeply Moved by Music, Lady Playing Zither, Li Ping Playing the Harp, Poem Without Title, Jade Zither Sorrow, and Viewing the Moon, Thinking of You)


Comment

This guitar-solo suite consists of 24 pieces, each of which is inspired by a poem from the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907 AD).


Source

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