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Michelle DeYoung – Mahler & Ye – The Song of the Earth (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Michelle DeYoung – Mahler & Ye – The Song of the Earth (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:38:16 minutes | 1,88 GB | Genre: Classical
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“Our countries have moved further apart. Most people are so immersed in their own life experience that they don’t even try to understand the culture of other societies … but by comparing these two works people can see the double picture – how Europeans feel about love, pleasure, and death, and how the Chinese feel about the same things.” Long Yu. Centuries-old Chinese poetry is brought vividly to life in a new recording from Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Their second album for Deutsche Grammophon, The Song of the Earth, is set for international release on 13 August 2021. The world premiere recording of the contemporary The Song of the Earth by Ye Xiaogang is presented alongside Gustav Mahler’s classic symphony. Ye’s ambitious new work expresses the grandeur and beauty of the original Tang Dynasty poems that Mahler set in German translation, fusing a contemporary style with centuries’ worth of traditions from both east and west. Long Yu, who commissioned Ye’s work, conducts the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in this fascinating meeting of histories and cultures

Centuries-old Chinese poetry is brought to life in a new recording from Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. The album is their second for Deutsche Grammophon and was recorded in Shanghai with soloists Michelle DeYoung, Brian Jagde, Liping Zhang, and Shenyang. It pairs Mahler’s symphonic song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde, based on German translations of six ancient Chinese poems, with the world premiere recording of Xiaogang Ye’s settings of the same texts in the original Mandarin.

1. Brian Jagde – I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
2. Michelle DeYoung – II. Der Einsame im Herbst
3. Brian Jagde – III. Von der Jugend
4. Michelle DeYoung – IV. Von der Sch”onheit
5. Brian Jagde – V. Der Trunkene im Fr”uhling
6. Michelle DeYoung – VIa. Der Abschied “Die Sonne scheidet hinter dem Gebirge”
7. Shanghai Shimpony Orchestra – VIb. Der Abschied. M”assig
8. Michelle DeYoung – VIc. Der Abschied “Er stieg vom Pferd”
9. Liping Zhang – I. Tale of Sorrowful Song
10. Liping Zhang – II. Banquet at Tao Family’s Pavilion
11. Liping Zhang – III. Imitation of Old Poem: Long Autumn Night
12. Shenyang – IV. Song of Pick Lotus
13. Shenyang – V. Feelings upon Awakening from Drunkenness on a Spring Day
14. Liping Zhang – VI. Staying at Teacher’s Mountain Retreat, Awaiting a Friend in Vain, Farewell


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