Shanghai Spring tonight on the “Evening Concert” has Sibelius’ 5th Symphony, etc.

September 05, 2016
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Shanghai Spring International Music Festival”.  In the 20th century Russian Jews made their way to China and ultimately Shanghai which created a musical connection between Russian and China. On tonight’s program you’ll hear Glinka’s “Overture to ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’”, symphonic music by Shostakovich and Sibelius’ 5th Symphony by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.  

Monday September 5: Shanghai Spring [International Music Festival] (SSF 15-05)( of 8)

Eastern Bridges

In the 20th century, China was a place of refuge for hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews and other Russian émigrés. Arriving in Shanghai via the northern Chinese city of Harbin, Jewish musicians proved to be a major force in the musical and cultural life of pre-war Shanghai. Later, when communism arose in China, many Chinese musicians and composers received their musical training in Moscow and Leningrad. Today, China and Russia are two of the world’s emerging financial powers, building new cultural bridges with each other — including the historic visit by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.

Glinka: Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila" St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/DMITRIEV Alexander

Shostakovich: 1st movement from Symphony no. 7 “Leningrad”; St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/DMITRIEV Alexander Shostakovich: 3rd movement from Symphony no. 5; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/MRAVINSKY Evgeny

ZHU, Jian’er (Soviet-trained): Days of Emancipation; Shanghai Chinese Orchestra/XIA Feiyun

ZHU, Jian’er (Soviet-trained): A Wonder of Naxi; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/CHEN Xieyang

TRADITIONAL: Dilvaq’jan; MEMET Ayshemgul

YANG, Liqing: Impression of Muqam Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/NOTT Jonathan — cello: HORNUNG Maximilian Unknown: Farewell Shasha (Sha Sha Zai Hui Ba); BAI Hong

KREISLER: Tambourin Chinois; Kreisler

unknown / Shanghai Restoration Project Night Life in Shanghai (Shanghai Restora-on Project Remix) Zhou Xuan/ Shanghai Restoration Project The Shanghai Restoration Project: Remixed and Restored, Vol. 1 (2007, China Records)

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/NOTT Jonathan 


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