The musical form here is called Ling Ge, Chinese orchestral lieder with inspirations from Chinese folk songs - the most original way of musical expression. Associated with each section of the piece are a number of poetic lines that are assisting the performer and listener to visualize the plum imagery in its natural setting. All the ten pieces are composed and rearranged from the classical tunes in traditional Chinese music and opera. The virtuoso Xiqu composer Meng Qinghua dedicated himself to the production. His original arrangements provide a unique musical journey. For example, in "Invitation To Wine", the traditional pronunciation in Beijing Opera is slightly changed to integrate the aesthetic approach of both the past and present to present the feelings and emotions that never change.
Renowned composer Meng Qinghua has won several national awards for his achievements and participated in the production of a number of national performances and dramas.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Gatefold jacket with silver foil stamped text
- Made in Germany
- Invitation To Wine
- Wee Hours Of The Morning
- Rolling River
- Three Variations On Plum Blossom
- Toiling Farmers
- Su Wu Herding Sheep
- The Corydon
- Notturno In The Fisherboat
- The Moon Over The Guanshan Mountain
- The Whole River Red