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Asian music for
string quartet -
impresses
HOWARD SMITH

'... an exemplary, highly recommendable release.'

Asian Music for String Quartet. Tan Dun - Toru Takemitsu - Gao Ping - Chinary Ung - Zhou Long. New Zealand String Quartet. © 2012 Naxos Rights International Ltd

The present CD includes works of five composers from Asian music traditions; three Chinese, one Japanese and a Cambodian. Western tourists who have stopped off for a seemingly shrill Cantonese opera while in Hong Kong or Macao may well give this programme a wide berth.

Not the wisest move. China's population alone exceeds the USA by 1 billion...

Copyright © 11 November 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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ASIAN MUSIC FOR STRING QUARTET

NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET

NAXOS

CHINA

JAPAN

TORU TAKEMITSU

TAN DUN

CHAMBER MUSIC

TORONTO

ONTARIO

CANADA

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