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Deeply Felt

New music for piano and
Chinese folk instruments -
enjoyed by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... quietly expansive and evocative ...'

Zhen Chen: Ergo - new music for piano and Chinese folk instruments. © 2017 Navona Records LLC

I did not know what to expect of this disc, being familiar with Zhen Chen as pianist, but not as composer. This music, a sort of combination of cultural fusion and crossover, is simple and direct, and enjoyed best as music to relax to, as I do not believe that it is profound. In this vein, the music will be sure to please many people who would not generally listen to 'world music' or classical music. The composer plays the piano and is joined at various times by Jaju Shen (pipa), Feifei Yang (erhu) and singer Yixuan Pang...

Copyright © 18 August 2017 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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ZHEN CHEN: ERGO

CHINA

NAVONA RECORDS

PIANO MUSIC

VOCAL MUSIC

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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