Chen Yi: Sparkle
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR804     Release Date: 1999-01-01
New Music Consort: (David Fedele, flute, piccolo; Sean Osborn, E-flat clarinet; Rolf Schulte, violin; Theodore Mook, cello; Victor Kioulphides, bass; William Trigg, percussion; Michale Lipsey, percussion; Christopher Oldfather, piano; Philip Bush, piano; Claire Heldrich, conductor); Joyce Lindorff, harpsichord; Wei Lai-Gen, dizi; Yang Yi, zheng; Min Xiao-Fen, pipa; Manhattan String Quartet: (Eric Lewis, Calvin Wiersma, violins; John Dexter, viola; Chris Finckel, cello); Donald Palma, bass; Rao Lan, soprano; New York New Music Ensemble: (Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, alto flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet, bass clarinet; Laura Frautschi, violin; Christopher Finckel, cello; Edmund Niemann, piano; Pablo Rieppi, percussion; Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor)

Chen Yi (b 1953) is recognized as one of the most important and talented composers of her generation. Her orchestral, chamber, and vocal works are widely performed in the U.S. and abroad, and she has received commissions and awards from numerous prominent performing organizations and funding institutions.

Chen Yi is a native of Guangzhou, China, and a graduate of the Central Conservatory of Beijing, where she studied composition with Wu Zu-Qiang and Alexander Goehr. She came to the United States in 1986 and received a D.M.A. degree with distinction in May 1993 from Columbia University, where her principle teachers were Chou Wen-chung and Mario Davidovsky.

I express my feelings through my music, which combines Chinese and Western musical materials and media. This disc presents most of my important chamber works from the last ten years. The inspirations and ideas behind the pieces are mostly Chinese. But the instrumentations of the pieces usually came from the musicians in America who suggested or commissioned them. I am pleased that so many of the outstanding performers and good friends who premiered the works are performing them here.
ā€”Chen Yi


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Track Listing

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