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World Heritage Songs from China

World Heritage Songs from China

Qilian Chen

5410939757527 | ADW 7575 | 1CD
Everything about Chinese folk music is naturally somewhat strange to foreigners, but those who listen with open ears hear extraordinarily fine melodies. With her nimble and captivating voice, classically trained opera soprano Qilian Chen knows exactly how to handle the sophisticated nuances and textual expressions of these folk songs to perfection.
The smooth merging of her subtle vocal lines with the poetic, symphonic accompaniment consequently produces music that doesn’t fragment into the ‘here’ and ‘there’, but comes together in the here and now. For Dirk Brossé, who has opened his ears to other cultures several times in his oeuvre, that is where the power of the music lies.