Ge Gan-ru: Piano Music

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Zhang, Yiming

Ge Gan-ru’s Twelve Preludes is heard here in the world premiere recording of its revised version. The release also features Ancient Music, in which he employs the prepared piano to evoke the intimate sounds of Chinese instruments, as well as Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! and the world premiere recording of Hard, Hard, Hard! written for toy piano. Yiming Zhang has a wide spectrum of musical interests ranging from the Baroque period to the present day. In recent years, he has pursued a particular interest in contemporary Chinese piano music, and has comprehensively researched and performed the piano music of the composer Wang Lisan. Besides this recording project of the complete piano works of Wang Lisan for Naxos, he has also written a substantial biography of the composer, for publication by the People’s Music Publishing House. In addition, he is a frequent collaborator with other contemporary Chinese composers such as Ge Gan-ru (b.1954) and Wang Xilin (b.1937).

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