TAN, Dun: Water Concerto

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Soloist: Fujii, Rika
Conductor: Tan, Dun

Tan, Dun - Composer
Water Concerto

Venue: Stockholm Concert Hall
Date of Concert: 08-11-2007
Playing Time: 01:07:00
Catalogue Number: OA1014D
UPC: 809478010142

Tan Dun's hypnotic three-movement Water Concerto is intoxicating, both visually and aurally. Using water as a musical instrument, this extraordinary piece uses innovative techniques to explore the musicality of the sounds of water. Virtuoso percussionist and soloist David Cossin displays remarkable genius as he deftly creates unique, sensuous, organic and sometimes celestial sounds using a range of water-based instruments. Conducted by the composer, the distinctive accompaniment of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, reflecting Dun's personal combination of Chinese and Western musical traditions, is carefully interwoven and combined with the water percussion to produce a uniquely enchanting performance.

Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world's music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical, multimedia, Eastern and Western musical systems. His score for Ang Lee's film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon received Academy and Grammy Awards in 2000 and an Oscar Award for best original score in 2001. In 2008 he was selected by the International Olympic Committee to write the logo and award ceremony music for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and composed Internet Symphony No. 1, "Eroica," commissioned by Google/YouTube as the focal point for the world's first collaborative online orchestra.

Bonus features:

- Water: The Tears of Nature
- Tan Dun teaches Water Instruments

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