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Soliloquy At Cold Mountain Temple

China National Symphony Orchestra

Traditional, Hsu Zhen Ming, Hua Yanjun, Guan Xia

SKU: 80406

Year of release: 2006

1. Girls From Mt. Alishan Traditional 02:10
2. Songtseyala Traditional 07:30
3. Soliloquy At Cold Mountain Temple Hsu Zhen Ming 13:53
4. Riddle-Guessing Song Traditional 03:13
5. Moon Reflection On The Twin-Spring Lake Hua Yanjun 09:24
6. Peacock Fans Its Tai Traditional 05:00
7. Journey Beyond Xikou Traditional 04:21
8. Overture No. 1 Guan Xia 13:03
Total time: 58:38

About this album

Alishan Mountain is located in Taiwan and famous for its compelling beauty of mountain scenery. Girls from Mountain Alishan is a popular local folk song from Alishan and the popularity of this song has turned Mt.Alishan into a prime tourist destination. Over the past decades, many popular folk songs of different nationalities of China have been transcribed into orchestral music as a way of an introduction to western orchestration. This orchestral version of Girls from Mountain Alishan is one of the encore hits of the CNSO. 2 Songtseyala by Ding Xiao Li Songtseyala is a concert piece for orchestra arranged by the late Chinese composer Ding Xiao Li. The music comes from a song called Song of a laundry girl written by Luo Nian Yi in the 1960s, who adopted a popular Tibetan folk song and set the different lyrics to it. The result was a nation-wide hit from the 1960s to 1980s, still very popular today among middleaged people. Less is more; this piece has nothing special but just repeats its beautiful and short melody at the joyful accompaniment of a dancing rhythm. Songtseyala is a new name borrowed from Tibetan, meaning something auspicious…

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Technical Specifications

Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
SpeakersB+W 805 series
Recording SoftwarePyramix
Recording LocationBeijing Concert Hall, Beijing
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerHein Dekker
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB+W 803 diamond series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersMeitner DSD AD/DA
Cablesvan den Hul