Crescent Moon, Let Me Love You is inspired by "Love Song of Kangding," a folksong from the Sichuan province of China. Evoking landscapes of the crescent moon and clouded skies, which come to symbolize the lovers themselves, the clarinet and marimba personify these images in a series of variations on the folk tune.
Crescent Moon, Let Me Love You was premiered by Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, and Mika Stoltzman, marimba, on Nov. 5, 2013 at the Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), celebrating Bright Sheng on his being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from HKUST.
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Mika Yoshida Stoltzman, marimba
HKUST Music Alive!
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
November 5, 2013