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This is a special compilation of the masterpieces of Maestro Wei Li, representing his thirty years of artistry as a virtuoso guzheng performer, composer, and arranger.
Solo Guzheng (Pronounced Goo-Jung) artistry of the highest order by Maestro Wei Li. The Guzheng is a traditional 23 stringed Chinese instrument. Recorded by Professor Keith Johnson at Skywalker Sounds. The performance and sound are just breath-taking!
"This new FIM Release featuring Wei Li is his 5th album on FIM. His previous FIM albums include the best sellers: River of Sorrow and Autumn Yearing Fantasia. Red Cliff Capriccio is a compilation containing special selected pieces of music from Wei Li's 30 year career which includes performances on over 100 albums and 26 movies. Using 3 different Guzheng music instruments and recorded in the SkyWalker Sound Studios overseen by Professor Keith John this album's sound is breath taking. Mastered using JVC's high acclaimed K2 HD process this album is a must have addition to any Audiophile's collection." -Kevin Berg, 2008
"Maestro Li began his performing career (in the '70s.) During the prolific years since then, he has presented numerous concerts, won various prized and accolades, and produced some one hundred recordings. His performances have always been acclaimed as sensational, irresistible, and incomparable. He is regarded to be the maestro who best embodies the pinnacle of classical and contemporary guzheng artistry today in China...
"Though his successes are many, the maestro considers this new recording, Red Cliff Capriccio, to be the best portrayal of his artistry in three decades of performing, composing, and arranging. I can only agree.
"Apart from the gorgeous composition and breathtaking performance, this recording showcases the sonority and harmonic nuance of the three beautiful guzheng instruments specially selected for this performance, as captured in the famous recording hall of Skywalker Sound by one of the best engineers in the world. Professor Keith Johnson.
"The result, simply put, is an immortal piece of art. In fact, it is the best work to date, for both Maestro Li and FIM." - Winston Ma, Autumn, 2007
The benefits of K2 HD Mastering:
• Ambience of Analogue Sound
• Higher Resolution
• Lower Distortion
• Richer Sound Field
• Master-Tape Quality Sound
• Delivers what musicians originally intended!
• 99.99% Fine Silver disc
• K2 HD 100kHz / 24-bit Mastering
• Beautifully packaged book-style packaging
• Hand-Stitched binding
• Playable on ALL CD Players!
Red Cliff Capriccio
1. The Great River Goes East
2. Meditation of the Battle of Red Cliff
3. Scene of Red Cliff
5. Suwu, the Shepherd
6. Solo Waltzing
7. Duet Waltzing
8. Group Waltzing
9. The lonely Maid Ballad
10. Prelude to the Dream of the Red Chamber
11. Beautiful Evening
Song of the Mountain
12. Song of Love
13. Song of Joy
14. Drinking Song
15. The Hungry Horse
16. Introduction (Emptiness)
17. Adagio (Perseverance)
18. Allegro (Will Power)
19. Finale (Determination)
20. Lover's Tear
Total playing time, 67:35
Recorded November 16-19, 2006 at the Scoring Stage, Skywalker Sound, San Rafael, California.