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Playlist of Bright Sheng

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  • Bright Sheng - String Quartet No. 3

    19:48

    T'ang Quartet performance of Bright Sheng's quartet no 3 surrounded by sombre paintings and an appreciative audience. Watch this vivid recording of the quartet's favourite and most performed piece - a piece that saw them working intensely with the composer, leading to an award winning performance at the Weimar international string quartet competition in 1999.

  • BRIGHT SHENG: Colors of Crimson Naxos 8.570610

    3:23

    Recording session for Colors of Crimson for Marimba & Orchestra

    Pius Cheng, marimba
    Hong Kong Philharmonic
    Bright Sheng, conductor

    Producer: Phil Rowlands

    Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
    9 May 2013

    View album info:

    BUY / DOWNLOAD / STREAM:

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    Amazon UK
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  • Bright Sheng for Marimba and Orchestra

    17:42

    Bright Sheng (b. 1955) - Deep Red (2014) for Marimba and Orchestra

  • Bright Sheng - Seven Tunes Heard in China, I-IV

    8:55

    Seven Tunes Heard in China, for cello (1995)

    I. Seasons
    II. Guessing Song
    III. Little Cabbage
    IV. The Drunken Fisherman
    V. Diu Diu Dong
    VI. Pastoral Ballade
    VII. Tibetan Dance

    Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Bright Sheng wrote these brief pieces for solo cello as a way to understand the instrument before composing a concerto commissioned by Yo-Yo Ma. Sheng studied the scores of the standard solo cello works, from Bach to Britten, then set about transforming the folk tunes in much the same way Bartók and Kodály did Hungarian folk music, hoping to convey the roughness, the savageness of the original music. The result was, in terms of performance technique, an extremely difficult version that Sheng ended up revising with the aid of one of his students, who was also a cellist. The set opens with an extremely lyrical setting of a song about Spring From Quinhai, the cello sounding somewhat like an erhu. Second is a very teasing Guessing Song from Yunnan with an almost drone-like pedal tone under much of the tune. The Little Cabbage, from Hebei, is another lyrical piece, this time a child crying for its mother. The fourth tune, The Drunken Fisherman is played entirely without bow. The right hand plucks while the left hand strums with a plectrum to imitate the sound of the qin, an ancient zither-like instrument. Harmonics, including double-stopped ones and thumb harmonics, are frequently used in the fifth tune, Diu Diu Dong, from Taiwan, a song about a train. A Pastoral Ballade describes the Mongolian landscape, from wide blue sky to green grass. As the accompanying text compares the sheep in the distance to pieces of silver on the grass, the music becomes brighter and harder and more abstract to reflect the metal, abruptly pausing before the return of the calm, pastoral melody. The set ends with a lively dance from Tibet, which requires the cellist to tap accents out on the cello's body like a drum, the right hand flashing from fingerboard to body and back. The original version of the work was premiered by Yo-Yo Ma on October 9, 1995. [allmusic.com]

    Art by Cai Guo-Qiang

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  • BRIGHT SHENG: The Blazing Mirage for Cello and String Orchestra Naxos 8.570610

    4:28

    Recording session for The Blazing Mirage for Cello & String Orchestra

    Trey Lee, cello
    Hong Kong Philharmonic
    Bright Sheng, conductor

    Producer: Phil Rowlands
    Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Hong Kong
    10 May 2013

    View album info:

    BUY / DOWNLOAD / STREAM:

    ClassicsOnline HD•LL
    NaxosDirect US
    NaxosDirect UK
    Amazon US
    Amazon UK
    ArkivMusic
    iTunes

  • Three Chinese Love songs by Bright Sheng

    12:15

    Three Chinese Love songs by Bright Sheng
    1. Blue Flower
    2. At the Hillside Where Horses Are Running
    3. The Streams Flows
    (Ps. sorry, the third one my pitch kinda lower!)

    5/3/11 Longy School of Music-N1
    Viola: Justin
    Soprano: Lily
    Piano: Yuko

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  • UMich Symphony Band - Bright Sheng, Shanghai Overture

    7:00

    Bright Sheng - Shanghai Overture
    Performed on May 5, 2011 in Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor, MI) by the University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock conducting, en route to touring China:
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  • Hong Kong Phil - Song & Dance of Tears

    1:26

    This will be released on Naxos in 2013/2014. It was a pleasure to record this fine orchestra. And of course working with Bright Sheng and and these instrumentalists, Sa Chen (piano), Wu Tong (Sheng), Hui Li (Pipa), and Trey Lee (cello)

  • HKAPA 30th Symposium - Interview with Bright Sheng

    4:30

    Professor Bright Sheng, Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music of the University of Michigan shares with us his views and thoughts towards music compositions.

    Professor Sheng will give a seminar, which is a part of the HKAPA 30th anniversary Symposium : Asian Transformation - New Perspectives on Creativity and Performing Arts Education (Nov 20 - 22, 2014). For details, please check at :

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  • Bright Sheng - Four Movements for Piano Trio

    11:44

    Bright Sheng Four Movements for Piano Trio

    TRIO KANON - live 01.07.2018 Milano at Palazzo Marino

    Diego Maccagnola, piano
    Lena Yokoyama, violin
    Alessandro Copia, cello

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement I 2of2, Bright Sheng, conductor

    7:15

    Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement I 2of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Bright Sheng - Flute Moon II. Flute Moon 1of2

    6:48

    Bright Sheng - Flute Moon II. Flute Moon 1of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Les Roettges, solo flute/piccolo
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Trio Oriens - Four Movements for Piano Trio, q=122 by Bright Sheng

    2:57

    Recorded live at the University of St. Thomas' Cullen Hall -- November 2nd, 2012

    Trio Oriens is:
    I-Ling Chen, Piano
    Johnny Chang, Violin
    Olive Chen, Cello

    For more information visit them online at:


    Audio/Video Production
    Rabbit Digital

  • Bright Sheng - Flute Moon II. Flute Moon 2of2

    7:39

    Bright Sheng - Flute Moon II. Flute Moon 2of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Les Roettges, solo flute/piccolo
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement II 2of2, Bright Sheng, conductor

    7:45

    Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement II 2of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Bright Sheng: My Song

    13:38

    My Song for Solo Piano, by Bright Sheng (b. 1955)
    1. 1/8 note = 54
    2. 1/4 note = 66-72
    3. 1/4 note = 112
    4. Nostalgia

    My Song was an inspiration of two folds: first, Peter Serkin's musicality and virtuosity, and second, my attachment to Chinese folk music. The phonetic pronunciation of My Song (m'ai-sang) in Chinese can coincidentally be translated as pulsating voices. And my :m'ai-song (pulsating voices) is the folk music and dance of my native land.

    The prelude-like first movement, in folklore style, is constructed through the development of heterophony, a typical device in Asian music. A humoristic and joyful folk song from Se-Tsuan inspired the second movement. The third movement is a savage dance in which the melody grows through a series of Chinese sequences. This is a term of my own invention that describes a type of melodic development in Chinese instrumental music in which each repetition of the initial motive increases the number of notes, duration, and tessitura. The last movement evokes a lonely nostalgia.

    My Song was commissioned and premiered by Peter Serkin on November 11, 1989 at the 92nd Street Y in the NYC.

    —Bright Sheng

    piano: Professor Kayako Matsunaga
    performed: October 13, 2011
    Britton Recital Hall
    University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Bright Sheng - Tibetan Dance - The Verdehr Trio

    36:11

    The Verdehr Trio Composers Series
    Bright Sheng and Alexander Arutiunian

    Featured composer:
    Bright Sheng - 00:40 - 22:25

    Tibetan Dance”
    Prelude - 11:47
    Song - 15:35
    Tibetan Dance - 17:47

    Closing credits - 35:26

    Walter Verdehr - Violin
    Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr - Clarinet
    Silvia Roederer - Piano

    The Verdehrs mark 40 years of building a strong recorrd for commissioning new works.

    It is truly a miracle that this ensamble, unlike most ensembles, had this kind of vision and purpose for its entire existence, says composer Joan Tower, who wrote Rain Waves for the Trio.

    I know that other composers also view this ensemble as one of the most valuable in the 20th and 21st centuries. STRINGS Magazine - February, 2013.

    Other featured content from this DVD:
    Alexander Arutiunian - Suiter for Trio -

  • Chi-Ling Lok plays My Song by Bright Sheng

    5:34

    My Song by Bright Sheng,
    (movements 3 and 4)
    Chi-Ling Lok, piano


  • The Stream Flows Bright Sheng

    4:22

    Sarah Wood, violin
    Live Recorded at the University of Colorado at Boulder
    February 2010

    Artwork by Julie Mehreta.

  • Opera Dream of the Red Chamber.Bright Sheng

    41

    Prologue rehearsal with Wuhan symphony orchestra and Chorus of the State Opera of Dnipro.
    12 sept 2017

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  • Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet: I. —

    5:56

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet: I. — · David Shifrin

    Zwilich, E.: Clarinet Quintet / Sheng, B.: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet

    ℗ 1998 Delos

    Released on: 1998-01-01

    Artist: David Shifrin
    Ensemble: Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society
    Composer: Bright Sheng

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Camerata Pacifica — Premiere Performance of Bright Shengs Hot Pepper

    9:25

    Based on a Chinese folk tune from the Sichuan province, Sheng's Hot Pepper takes its name from the area's fondness for hot spices. But the heat was also in a scorching performance. The 10-minute score had the feel of a Bartók rhapsody, a seductive warm-up of the tune, with some fancy virtuosic ornamentation, and then a section of wildness... Sheng chose mellow gong-like resonances to provide an atmosphere that was excitingly pierced by Leonard, a focused, fiery player ... Jung is a centered player who can give the impression of being very still yet at all places at once along her long instrument. She was, here, spectacular. Mark Swed, Los Angele Times, 9/13/10

    (The original YouTube posting experienced audio glitches, here corrected.)

    RECORDED LIVE & UNEDITED. From the opening concert of Camerata Pacifica's 21st season. Catherine Leonard & Ji Hye Jung premiere Hot Pepper by Bright Sheng, commissioned by Bob Peirce as a birthday celebration for his wife, Sharon Harroun Peirce. Recorded September 16th, 2010 at Zipper Hall in the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA.

    Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

  • Dan Yu in rehearsal with HKPhil

    2:02

    Programme
    LU QIMING Ode to the Red Flag
    BRIGHT SHENG Never Far Away -- for Harp and Orchestra (Asian Première)
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5 Fate

    Ode to the Red Flag opens our celebration of the 62nd National Day of the People's Republic of China. It is followed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's special presentation of Bright Sheng's Never Far Away. Inspired by three Chinese folk tunes, this work evokes the China of the composer's memories when he was separated from his homeland. He wrote of this piece, If your native culture is still the inspiration of your work, you are never far away from home. The orchestra will be joined by acclaimed harpist Dan Yu for these performances.

    Perry So then conducts arguably the greatest symphony of all -- Beethoven's Fifth. From its first fateful notes to its triumphant climax, this work is a fitting part of our commemoration of the centenary of the 1911 Revolution.

  • Alvin Wong | Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard In China

    20:46

    Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard In China
    Alvin Wong, cello

    27 Sep 2017
    Concert 2 - Cello Solos: Kodály
    2nd Melbourne Cello Festival
    Alvin Wong, artistic director
    Melba Hall
    Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

  • Alyssa Wang, age 16, violinst, plays Bright Shengs Stream Flows

    5:21

    Alyssa Wang, age 16, violinst, plays Bright Sheng's Stream Flows. June 4, 2011 Winners Concert. First Place Winner, Pacific Musical Society's annual competition. Visit

  • Bright Sheng: The Stream Flows

    8:33

    Zenas Hsu, violin.
    Location: Qingdao City, China.
    Date:Nov. 10, 2011.

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement IV 2of2, Bright Sheng, conductor

    7:26

    Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement IV 2of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Heifetz 2017: Bright Sheng: Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard In China | Ezra Escobar

    5:00

    00:18 Introduction by Ezra Escobar
    01:04 Bright Sheng: Seven Tunes Heard in China - VII. Tibetan Dance

    From a Heifetz International Music Institute Stars of Tomorrow concert, 17-year-old cellist Ezra Escobar plays the Tibetan Dance, the final movement of Bright Sheng's Seven Tunes Heard In China, a work composed for Yo-Yo Ma. Captured in concert in Francis Auditorium at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA.

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  • Bright Sheng: The Stream Flows

    5:26

    Lynn Chang (violin), Xiao Lin Fan (dancer), perform Bright Sheng's The Stream Flows. Choreographed by Yasuko Tokunaga. Jordan Hall, Boston, January 8, 2005

  • Bright Sheng, My Song- movement 1

    2:57

    Yael Manor, piano
    Bright Sheng, My Song- first movement

    Recorded live
    Bloomington, IN
    April 13, 2011

  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement III, Bright Sheng, conductor

    5:42

    Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement III
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet: II. —

    4:26

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet: II. — · David Shifrin

    Zwilich, E.: Clarinet Quintet / Sheng, B.: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet

    ℗ 1998 Delos

    Released on: 1998-01-01

    Artist: David Shifrin
    Ensemble: Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society
    Composer: Bright Sheng

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Prelude by Bright Sheng; performance by The Verdehr Trio

    1:19

  • MY SONG - Piano - Live / Bright Sheng

    13:05

    MY SONG by Bright Sheng (performed in Hong Kong)

    Yael Manor, pianist:

    World Premiere Concert 1 | Sunday 29 April, 2018 Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

    Intimacy of Creativity - The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong 2018

    – Wailok Cheung, videographer

  • Amy Maples sings Bright Shengs Three Chinese Love Songs

    8:37

    Blue Flower
    At the hillside where horses are running
    The stream flows

    soprano, Amy Maples
    prepared piano, Melissa Loehnig
    viola, Renate Falkner

  • IC2014: Bright Sheng on the music of Xiaogang Ye

    1:01

    Bright Sheng describes the music of Distinguished Guest Composer Xiaogang Ye at The Intimacy of Creativity 2014 Lunchtime Lectures: A Conversation Between Xiaogang Ye and Bright Sheng on the campus of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

  • UMich Symphony Band - Bright Sheng - Shanghai Overture

    7:24

    University of Michigan Symphony Band
    Shanghai Overture (2007/2011)
    Bright Sheng
    Michael Haithcock, conductor

    March 12, 2017
    Hill Auditorium
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI

    recorded and filmed by
    Dave Schall and Cory Robinson
    (

  • Alvin Wong | Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard In China

    21:19

    Alvin Wong, cello

    I. Seasons
    II. Guessing Song
    III. Little Cabbage
    IV. Drunken Fisherman
    V. Diu Diu Dong
    VI. Pastoral Ballad
    VII. Tibetan Dance

    January 31, 2013
    Guest Recital, Music Alive! Inaugural Season Series.
    Tsang Shiu Tim Arts Hall.
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    Bright Sheng, artistic director.

  • 雙笙 - 不夜之城| Ever Bright City - by SHUANG SHENG | Official PV ♫

    2:57

    歡迎訂閲,同步收聽最新首發華語音樂!!Welcome to subscribe to this channel, for the latest, original innovative songs.
    歌曲已經在Apple Music/iTunes、Spotify、Soundcloud、Deezer、Amazon等各大數位音樂平台同步上架,歡迎下载收听!This song is live on Apple Music/ iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Amazon, and other major platforms.
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    不夜之城

    作詞:如一
    作曲:Sakura
    編曲:梁順文
    演唱/和聲:雙笙
    混音:啊鯉
    曲繪:桑枝,雪貓さん,空氣,十木水寒
    影像:東南枝
    視頻出品:Mi-Uki彌遊紀工作室
    題字:大口苗
    美工:穆年
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    -“荊棘”系列作品 -
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    當第一盞燈點燃 海上的城 與熱烈海風
    誰聽見無聲的歌 被無數人 永久傳頌
    當 興亡盛衰 隔著千百世代再次相逢
    像是 熙熙攘攘 賓主同歡的夢
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    人聲鼎沸 在不夜之城
    掌聲如雷 表情相同
    繁華轉眼 盡成雲煙 時光不為誰等
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    享受一刻 燈灼目的痛
    生命無息 消逝夜中
    為誰 分出一眼去呵問 何處酒綠燈紅

    — Music —

    當第一縷光穿透 藍色的海 波浪聲相送
    水下的璀璨城市 也如岸上 南北西東
    當 鏡花水月 將虛幻裝飾得太過隆重
    忘記 生命如何 無知 無畏 無窮
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    人聲鼎沸 在不夜之城
    掌聲如雷 表情相同
    繁華轉眼 盡成雲煙 時光不為誰等
    -
    享受一刻 燈灼目的痛
    生命無息 消逝夜中
    為誰 分出一眼去呵問 何處酒綠燈紅
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    鼓樂齊鳴 將古老歌頌
    紅飛翠舞 舉杯與共
    誰不曾是 愛慕虛榮 藏好 一身 平庸
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    喧囂行樂 為新生歌頌
    肆意醉倒 繁華一夢
    今夜 燃起煙火滿城 今生 無始 無終
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  • Bright Sheng: String Quartet No 5 “The Miraculous”

    17:22

    STRING QUARTET No. 5 “The Miraculous”, written between March and July, 2007, was co-commissioned for the Emerson String Quartet by the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stanford University, and the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan. It was premiered by the Emerson String Quartet on October 18th, 2007. The work is dedicated to the Emerson String Quartet.

    The subtitle of String Quartet No. 5, “The Miraculous,” is inspired by two sources. Firstly, it is quite unusual to hear a string quartet in which each member is not only a splendid virtuoso, but also a passionate and superb musician. That was the thought went through my mind when I first heard them in the summer of 1983 at Aspen Music Festival where I was a student, new in this country. Throughout its two-and-half decades, the Emerson’s performances have become greatly more profound; yet they have not lost any of their passion and virtuosity.

    The second inspiration comes from Bela Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite, which I conducted in early 2007. Although I was always fond of the work, it was only when I was preparing to conduct it did I truly appreciate what Bartok attempted to achieve musically. On the one hand, I do not agree with Bartok’s almost-racist interpretation of what he saw as a “miraculous Mandarin.” On the other hand, I marvel at Bartok’s composition with its swift change of images and constant varying of the tempi—in many sections, which add up to more than two-thirds of the work, almost every measure is in a different tempo. While writing this piece, I asked myself if I could achieve more or less the same “miraculous” effect without imitating Bartok’s devices.

    String Quartet No. 5 is based on two very different musical motifs, like two strangers from different cultural backgrounds who meet and become fast lovers. Throughout their courtship, neither of them changes but they get to know and understand each other on a much deeper level. Most importantly, they learn to happily live with each other.


    Shanghai Quartet

    Weigang Li, violin
    Yi-Wen Jiang, violin
    Honggang Li, viola
    Nicholas Tzavaras, cello

  • Bright Sheng - Flute Moon I. Chi Lins Dance

    5:43

    Bright Sheng - Flute Moon I. Chi Lin's Dance
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Les Roettges, solo flute/piccolo
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Bright Sheng - Seven Tunes Heard in China, V-VII

    10:12

    Seven Tunes Heard in China, for cello (1995)

    I. Seasons
    II. Guessing Song
    III. Little Cabbage
    IV. The Drunken Fisherman
    V. Diu Diu Dong
    VI. Pastoral Ballade
    VII. Tibetan Dance

    Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Bright Sheng wrote these brief pieces for solo cello as a way to understand the instrument before composing a concerto commissioned by Yo-Yo Ma. Sheng studied the scores of the standard solo cello works, from Bach to Britten, then set about transforming the folk tunes in much the same way Bartók and Kodály did Hungarian folk music, hoping to convey the roughness, the savageness of the original music. The result was, in terms of performance technique, an extremely difficult version that Sheng ended up revising with the aid of one of his students, who was also a cellist. The set opens with an extremely lyrical setting of a song about Spring From Quinhai, the cello sounding somewhat like an erhu. Second is a very teasing Guessing Song from Yunnan with an almost drone-like pedal tone under much of the tune. The Little Cabbage, from Hebei, is another lyrical piece, this time a child crying for its mother. The fourth tune, The Drunken Fisherman is played entirely without bow. The right hand plucks while the left hand strums with a plectrum to imitate the sound of the qin, an ancient zither-like instrument. Harmonics, including double-stopped ones and thumb harmonics, are frequently used in the fifth tune, Diu Diu Dong, from Taiwan, a song about a train. A Pastoral Ballade describes the Mongolian landscape, from wide blue sky to green grass. As the accompanying text compares the sheep in the distance to pieces of silver on the grass, the music becomes brighter and harder and more abstract to reflect the metal, abruptly pausing before the return of the calm, pastoral melody. The set ends with a lively dance from Tibet, which requires the cellist to tap accents out on the cello's body like a drum, the right hand flashing from fingerboard to body and back. The original version of the work was premiered by Yo-Yo Ma on October 9, 1995. [allmusic.com]

    Art by Cai Guo-Qiang

  • Song by Bright Sheng; performance by The Verdehr Trio

    46

  • Seasons - Bright Sheng

    1:39

    Benjamin Cline, cello
    April 4, 2016
    Univeristy of Kansas

  • Bright Sheng

    4:13

    Des Moines Symphony guest conductor/composer Bright Sheng visits Valley High School orchestra students.

  • 7 Tunes Heard in China: No. 1, Seasons

    1:31

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    7 Tunes Heard in China: No. 1, Seasons · Yo-Yo Ma · Bright Sheng

    Solo

    ℗ 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    Released on: 1999-09-06

    Producer: Steven Epstein

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • III. Native Dance 野风舞

    4:15

    Zhou Yi, Pipa 周懿, 琵琶
    Nan-Cheng Chen, Cello 陳南呈, 大提琴
    Composed by Bright Sheng 盛宗亮作品

  • 48: Bright Sheng

    1:3:11

    iTunes Link:

    My guest today is MacArthur Foundation Genius award winner and one of the top composers around today, Bright Sheng!

    A MacArthur fellow and proclaimed by the foundation as “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries”, Sheng has created an oeuvre that is not only with Asian influence but also with strong synthesis of Western musical tradition which makes his work distinctive and original. Sheng himself admits: “I consider myself both 100% American and 100% Asian.”

    In September of 2016, in a co-production with the Hong Kong Arts Festival, with sold-out runs at both places, the San Francisco Opera premiered Sheng’s commissioned opera Dream of The Red Chamber featuring a libretto by David Henry Hwang and Sheng, based on a beloved Chinese novel by the eighteenth century writer Cao Xueqin. He conducted a three-city tour of the production in China.

    In addition to composing, Sheng enjoys an active career as a conductor and concert pianist, and frequently acts as music advisor and artistic director to orchestras and festivals. He is currently the Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor at University of Michigan, and the Y. K. Pao Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where, in 2011, he founded and has been serving as the Artistic Director of The Intimacy of Creativity—The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong.

    He was born in Shanghai, China and moved to New York where he pursued his graduate work and studied composition and conducting privately with his mentor Leonard Bernstein.



  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement II 1of2, Bright Sheng, conductor

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    Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 5, Movement II 1of2
    Eastern Symphony Orchestra of the Eastern Music Festival
    Bright Sheng, conductor

  • Postcards: Bright Sheng

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    The Queer Urban Orchestra performs Bright Sheng's Postcards as part of our Musical Postcards concert, Saturday, February 25, 2012.

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