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Track Listing
1. Xiaoxiang
2. Five Seasons: I. Dew-Drop
3. Five Seasons: II. Water-Play
4. Five Seasons: III. Cicada Chorus
5. Five Seasons: IV. Leaves-Fall
6. Five Seasons: V. Drumming

A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams:

7. Mountains in Darkness and the Piercing Light
8. Mountains Gradually Draw Closer
9. A Song Emerges
10. Flying Clouds
11. Admonition: the Breaking Down of Landscapes
12. Opening the Inner Eyes
13. Vibration and Pulsations
14. Ethereal Lights and Distant Mountains
15. Mountains Breathing
16. Mountains in Motion
17. Mountains Take Flight
18. The Shredding of Landscapes
19. Healing Rain Drops/Part I
20. Healing Rain Drops/Part II
21. Landscape's Heartbeat Returns
Lei Liang
A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
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Price £13.99
BMOP/sound presents a portrait album inspired by landscapes. Chinese-born American composer Lei Liang draws on his culture, family heritage, and personal interests to create music of his identity. In Xiaoxiang, saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin evokes the mourning of a husband lost in China's Cultural Revolution. Five Seasons coalesces traditional Chinese music, essential elemental characteristics, and western classical allusion, featuring Gao Hong playing pipa (Chinese four-string lute). Inspired by his love and study of the works of painter Huang Binhong (1865-1955), A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams is a musical look at intricate landscapes, drawn from high-resolution scans of Huang's works.