Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shanghai Quartet

Traditional Chinese folk songs are usually performed with Chinese instruments such as a Pipa or Erhu. Yi-Wen Jiang grew up hearing these melodies and decided it was time to arrange them for Western instruments so the music could be played and heard internationally. Chinasong (Delos) is a 24-track collection of traditional and recently composed folk songs arranged by Yi-Wen Jiang and performed by his group, the Shanghai Quartet.

Listen carefully to how they communicate - you will hear the sound of birds, experience the energy of the people and feel the warmth of the sun!