The Legend of Guqin featuring 9 tracks of traditional Chinese music performed on the guqin by Shan Kiu. She is accompanied on the album by the Daya Academy conducted by Nai-Chung Kuan.
As is the case with the recent releases from the FIM label, The Legend of Guqin features a hard cover album package and liner notes that comes with a plastic slip cover. It's a very elegant packaging of the album. FIM owner Winston Ma says that this new Multichannel Super Audio CD is in a league with his company's SACD of "River of Sorrow" which is well known for its sonics among audiophiles. According to Ma "The immediate reception of this new album is just phenomenal. Audiophiles who have bought it have unanimously used it as the yeardstick for testing dynamics, harmonics and soundstage."
"The Legend of Guqin is FIMs most ambitious marriage of Eastern and Western musical influences to date. ...Mr. Kuan achieves the seemingly impossible task of balancing one of the most delicate of traditional Chinese instruments with its contemporary Western counterparts. The rest of the album is one sublime musical poem after another recorded with an astonishing level of finesse and transparency. " - Christophe Chagnard, Conductor of the Northwest Sinfonietta
The Legend of Guqin has been nominated by the captioned organization for Horizon Award (Best Newcomer to Surround Sound) at the Third Annual Surround Music Awards! This breath-taking performance and stunning fidelity of sound of this album is a must for any audiophile collection.
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a Super HDCD 24 Bit encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Shan Kiu, Guqin & Vocal
Nai-Chung Kuan, composer & conducter
2. Hairpin Phoenix
3. Guangling Episode
4. The First Passage of the Hu Jia
5. Flowing Water
6. Moon Over Mountain Pass
7. Triple Thematic Statement of ''Plum Blossoms''
8. The Ninth Passage of the Hu Jia
9. Singing Plum