Cynthia Hsiang | HIgh Mountain and Flowing Water

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HIgh Mountain and Flowing Water

by Cynthia Hsiang

Great variety and selections of zheng solo masterpieces and favorites arranged and performed by Cynthia Hsiang. Passionate and beautiful performance. Very delicate and acoustic sound.
Genre: World: Chinese traditional
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1. Autumn Moon in the Han Palace
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2. Typhoon in Shanghai Harbor
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4:57 album only
3. Spinning Song
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2:52 album only
4. Boat Song of Wusuli River
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6:53 album only
5. High Mountain and Flowing Water
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5:25 album only
6. Princess Wang Zhao Jun
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4:51 album only
7. Pondering in Autumn
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8. Xiang Mountain Melodies of Tang Dynasty
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9. Turkey in the Straw
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10. We Three Kings the Orient Are
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11. Dialogue Between Fisherman and Woodcutter
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Cynthia Hsiang , award-winnig Gu-zheng (Chinese long-zither) soloist, with Ph.D. Candidate and Master Degrees in ethnomusicology from UCLA. She currently teaches at Pasadena City College. She has been featured in numerous concerts and recordings in Taiwan, US and Europe, and has premiered many contemporary works with symphony orchestras including Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Sacramental Camellia Symphony and Madrid International Theater Festival. In 2002 and 2006, PBS broadcast her performance at Los Angeles Music Center nationally. Her performance credits include a solo zheng recital at Taiwan National Music Hall, movie soundtracks for Jackie Chan’s movie, M-Box video game “Jade Empire”, and two CD albums “Nocturne in Autumn Palace” and “High Mountain and Flowing Water”. She presented her academic papers on Vietnamese music in
the Society for Ethnomusicology conference at UCSD, Balinese music in the Chinese National Conference on Music Melody at the Hong Kong University, and Taiwanese zheng music in Taiwan Institute of Arts.
向新梅 钢琴古箏演奏家作曲家,加州大學洛杉磯分校UCLA音樂碩士和博士侯選人,臺灣師範大學音樂系學士。她曾任台北国家中乐团(前实验国乐团)首席古箏演奏员, 曾任教于加州大學洛杉磯分校UCLA音乐系,目前現任教於美國洛杉磯帕薩迪那市立學院音樂系。她在中学時代的原創歌曲獲得臺灣中國時報全國民歌創作獎。由她創作的古箏獨奏曲烏蘇里船歌,子夜秋歌和絳雪均廣為流傳,並成為古箏考級指定曲。她曾在台北国家音乐厅举行古箏专场独奏会。在美国,她積極地和交響樂團合作演出现代作品,如好萊塢碗型劇院交響樂團和三藩市交響樂團。美國公共電視臺PBS和KCET,曾數次實況轉播她在洛杉磯音樂中心的音樂會演出。她也為許多電影配樂演奏錄音,如成龍電影。在X-Box遊戲玉帝國原聲帶中,也有她的精彩演奏。


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Chrisr at CD Baby


How anyone can conjure such wonderfully diverse sounds out of the Gu-zheng (Chinese long-zither) is a miracle beyond my understanding. Striking and bending strings seemingly at the speed of sound, award-winning soloist Cynthia Hsiang creates a truly enchanting fusion of Chinese and Western folk and classical traditions. The music veers wildly from furious, passionate passages to the most meditative and tranquil melodies imaginable, sometimes within the same composition. Her Gu-zheng performances have graced the soundtracks to several Jackie Chan films, the “Jade Empire” video game, and countless stages. Somewhere in between all of that and her PHD studies in Ethnomusicology, Cynthia Hsiang has found the time to record and release 2 brilliant solo albums.