Eight Memories in Water Color (for Piano Solo). By Tan Dun (1957-). For Piano, Piano/Keyboard. Piano. 20th Century. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 14 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50485502).
ISBN 0634073796. With standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
This eight-movement suite was written by composer Tan Dun when he was a student in 1978-1979, about the time he left his home in Hunan to study at the conservatory in Beijing. He was homesick, and wrote this suite as a diary of his longing, while also being immersed in studying Western classical and modern music. Twenty years after its composition, pianist Lang Lang premiered the suite at the Kennedy Center in 2003, and he also played it at Carnegie Hall, in a performance recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.