A Chinese Festival, Volume 1 (Thirty Pieces in Saibei Folk Style). By An-Lun Huang. Edited by Alton Chan. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Belwin Edition. Masterwork. Early Advanced; Late Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.ELM02002).
ISBN 0757990746. Masterwork.
The anthology series Chinese Festival, edited by Dr. Alton Chan, is a ground-breaking event for the musical community in North America, allowing pianists to study one of the richest and most unexplored musical heritages in the world. The first book in the series is the first-ever album published in the United States that contains Chinese piano music by a Chinese composer using Chinese thematic material and musical idioms. Students all over the world can now be exposed to music using different tonal and modal systems, structural principles, and aesthetic perceptions that underpin Chinese traditional and folk music elements. All performance notes, contents, and titles are given in both English and Chinese.
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March 28, 2008
My wife is a 'traditional Chinese' woman who wanted me to include the music of her country in my library. This was not it. She, and I, did not enjoy any of the melodies. Chinese music is beautiful and i really wish I could find some here in trhe US....
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