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Program 512: Chinese-American Composers

KALW Broadcast Date: April 20, 2018 | Host: Michael Jones

On this program, Jones presents compositions written by American composers of Chinese ancestry, including Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, and David Macbride (whose mother is Chinese). The work presented here shows a desire to combine elements of both Western and Asian musical heritage into their expressive new compositions.

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Title: Glimpses for Solo Prepared Piano
Composer: Vivian Fung
Performers: Conor Hanick
Recording Title: Dreamscapes
Record Label: Naxos Canadian Classics
Catalog Number: 8.573009


Title: Luminous
Composer: Lei Liang
Performers: Mark Dresser w/the Palimpsest Ensemble conducted by Steven Schick
Recording Title: Lei Liang – Luminous
Record Label: New World Records
Catalog Number: 80784


Title: Bells of Remembrance
Composer: David Macbride
Performers: David Macbride and Benjamin Toth
Recording Title: A Special Light
Record Label: Innova Records
Catalog Number: 886


Title: Klung
Composer: David Macbride
Performers: Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious, and Bill Solomon
Recording Title: Gene Koshinski – Klung
Record Label: Equilibrium Records
Catalog Number: EQ91


Title: For Watson Morris
Composer: David Macbride
Performers: David Macbride
Recording Title: In Passing
Record Label: Albany Records
Catalog Number: TROY677

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