Martial Arts Trilogy CD (2011)

Artist: Tan Dun

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Label Masterworks Broadway/sbme
SKU 222330991
UPC 886979236325
UPC 14 00886979236325
Format CD
Release Date 7/19/2011
Author Tan Dun
Associated Artist/Work Bolling, Claude
Associated Artist/Work Grappelli, Stephane
Associated Artist/Work O'Connor, Mark (Violin)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Silk Road Ensemble
Associated Artist/Work Thile, Chris
Associated Artist/Work Williams, John (Film Composer)
Technical Info
Producer Tan Dun
CatalogID 88697923632
Lable Name Sony Classical
Released 07/19/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886979236325
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Tan Dun.
Photographers: Nana Watanabe; Tomasz Wiech; Doug Hao.
Director Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Zhang Yimou's Hero (2002), and Xiaogang Feng's The Banquet (2006) do not actually constitute a trilogy in the formal sense, since the films are not related to each other. But they do all feature martial arts, and, more important, they all have scores by Chinese composer Tan Dun. On this album, excerpts from all three are presented (out of chronological order), with one major soloist assigned to each score. For Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, it's cellist Yo-Yo Ma; for The Banquet, pianist Lang Lang; and for Hero, violinist Itzhak Perlman. Throughout, Dun demonstrates an ability to mix traditional Chinese sounds with Western orchestral styles, an appropriate approach to films with mixed origins. He can even stretch to the point of coming up with a pop theme for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, "A Love Before Time," sung by CoCo Lee. The scores may be better heard in the original soundtrack recordings and in their entirety, but the soloists here are stellar, and the album gives a good sense of Dun's relatively small body of film music. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow
3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Silk Road
4 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Love Before Time
5 Banquet: The Banquet, The
6 Banquet: Waiting, The
7 Banquet: In the Bamboo Forest, The
8 Banquet: Sword Dance, The
9 Banquet: Only for Love, The
10 Hero: Overture
11 Hero: For the World
12 Hero: Sorrow in Desert
13 Hero: Farewell, Hero
Product Attributes
Artist Dun,Tan
Music Format Compact Disc

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