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Two works, by Ming-Hsiu Yen and Matthew Tommasini, focus on Hong Kong’s landscape, whether majestically natural or manically urban...
— Naxos Newsletter

mountains...seas...buildings...trees (for violoncello and marimba)

Naxos 8.573614-15 • 2 CDs
The Intimacy of Creativity
Five Year Retrospective
SCHOENBERG • SHENG • YEN
TOMMASINI • MARGETIĆ • AKIHO
ORDWAY • PÄRT

Nolan Pearson, Piano
Jing Wang, Zhao Yingna, Violins
Mariel Roberts, Richard Bamping, Cellos
Andrew Ling, Viola
Jiang Xinlai, Double Bass • Megan Sterling, Flute
Michael Wilson, Oboe • Kwan Sheung-fung, Cor anglais
Andrew Simon, Clarinet • Benjamin Moermond, Bassoon
Lin Jiang, Horn • Pius Cheung, Andy Akiho, Percussion
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra • Bright Sheng, Artistic Director

 

This celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology features an exciting range of music, from the string orchestra version of Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht to a sequence of invigorating contemporary scores. They provide a perfect opportunity to showcase the individual and collective talents of the distinguished principals of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Two works, by Ming-Hsiu Yen and Matthew Tommasini, focus on Hong Kong’s landscape, whether majestically natural or manically urban, and the selection ends with Arvo Pärt’s modern classic, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.