Wei Xiao Dong | Erhu Solo by Wei Xiao Dong

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Erhu Solo by Wei Xiao Dong

by Wei Xiao Dong

Classical Chinese Erhu music performed with The Central National Orchestra of China.
Genre: World: Asian
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1. Spring Scenes in Southern China
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2. The River
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3. Good News
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4. Moonlit Night
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5. Story of Lan Huahua
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6. Sunshine on Taxkorgan
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7. A Poem of Spring
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8. Moonlit Fountain
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9. The Ripening of Grapes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Wei Xiao Dong began studying Erhu with her father at the age of 5. She was accepted to the Central Conservatory of Music in 1980, studying under Professors Zhang Shao,Feng Zihao and Mr. Zhang Yuming. She has won numerous awards and competitions and has performed throughout China (while working as a member of the China Motion Picture Orchestra), Japan and the USA.
Her CD available here, "Erhu Solo by Wei Xiao Dong", contains classical Chinese songs with accompaniment by the Central National Orchestra of China. Including Yaun Ke playing yang qin and Yuan Ding on piano. The music was conducted by Liu Ju.

Recently relocating to the USA, Xiao Dong Wei can be found performing throughout the country at various festivals and concerts with many different artists. She plays with a a world music quartet called "XD WEI", whose debut cd called 'String Theory' is also available here on CDbaby.

Xiao Dong is also an accomplished guzheng player and plans to release a full guzheng cd in the near future.

Xiao Dong will be performing a classical set with Steinway Roster Artist Yuki Mack on 10/31/07 in Farmington Hills, Mich.

For news and info on all of Xiao Dong's upcoming shows, etc., visit: www.xiaodongwei.com or www.myspace.com/xiaodongwei


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Kent

Erhu Virtuoso!
This cd is nothing short of extraordinary! Wei Xiao Dong plays exquisitely, as does her Chinese orchestra. I'm normally not a huge classical fan, but this music is so engrossing and I hear something new with every listen, I'm quickly becoming one. For those who are not familiar with the erhu, it is a 2-stringed instrument, similar to the violin. But to me the erhu has much more emotion and feeling - then again maybe it's the beautiful, young lady who plays it. Regardless, I was very satisfied with this purchase and I'm sure anyone else would be too!

Yaying Wu

Worth Every Penny
Amazingly Good! Fantastic! The Best!

Alexandra Lajoux

Authentic Chinese Yet Universally Evocative Music
The sound of the ehru epitomizes classical Chinese music and Wei Xiao Dong makes the instrument sing for all hearts. Five stars!

John J<

Masterfully played erhu
I first discovered Wei Xiao Dong on myspace by chance.I listened to the sample songs available on her site. I was so taken by her playing, I ordered the Erhu Solo CD. I am new to Chinese traditional music, but if you listen to classical music you will appreciate this CD. The selection of songs is very good, giving us the opportunity to listen to Ms. Wei skilfully play beautiful melodies in very expressive, sensitive and at times playful ways and with great agility. The accompanying musicians and orchestra give a very good performance supporting Ms. Wei. I highly recommend this CD.

Jason Garland

Stunning erhu, great compositions
I'm fairly new to Chinese music, owning only a handful from ARC and other small labels. I came across Wei Xiao Dong on MySpace, heard a few of the tracks there, and was impressed enough to pick up this disc here at CDBaby. This disc is absolutely stunning--beautful, skillful playing, and the compositions are amazing. I want to say that this stuff is less traditional than some other chinese music I've heard, but I might be wrong about that. There's something that sounds very fresh and modern about them, yet remains distinctly chinese. I think that if you're into classical music, you would appreciate this disc more than, say, your average guzheng or qin disc. The erhu sounds similar enough to the western violin to make the transition an easy one, and the orchestra is fantastic. Listen to the clips. It's worth it.

tenzin phuntsok

i love that songs
hi i love ur songs that u play the erhu. and also m musician too so i love erhu

Claude Emond (AKA Erhu the Apprentice)

Wei Xiao Dong is one of the best erhu players I have listened too
CD is fantastic. The longer pieces are simply amazing and riveting. I learn erhu and I have close to 100 CDs of this instrument by many different artists. Xiao Dong's playing and rendering of some of the best standards of the erhu repertoire are among the best I ever heard ! I am looking forward to her future CDs and will strongly recommend this one to my friends and anyone interested by fine Chinese music and the sound and magic of the erhu !

MondoStrat

The Paganini of the Erhu!
Amazing artistry, breath taking technique, XD plays with passion and grace.

Daniel


Amazing sound, very talanted, she will take your breath away, in person and in sound. Beautifull woman creating beautifull music.

Helen


Beautiful music, very soothing.
Very happy with transaction!