×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Classical Album, Vol. 2: China Girl
     

Classical Album, Vol. 2: China Girl

5.0 2
by Vanessa-Mae
 
The talent of the young violin virtuoso Vanessa-Mae is known the world over. She made her first CD at the age of 12 and took the world by storm. This CD is the second of her Classical Albums. She presents first quite surely the most-known Chinese violin concerto, the "Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto" by Chinese composers Ho Zhan

Overview

The talent of the young violin virtuoso Vanessa-Mae is known the world over. She made her first CD at the age of 12 and took the world by storm. This CD is the second of her Classical Albums. She presents first quite surely the most-known Chinese violin concerto, the "Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto" by Chinese composers Ho Zhan Hao and Chen Kang, which is based on an old Chinese legend about two lovers and written somehow like a Chinese opera. The second piece is a fantasy written by Vanessa-Mae on Puccini's opera "Turandot" which follows the dramatic story of the opera. And the third piece is called "Happy Valley - The 1997 Re-unification Overture" for violin, orchestra, and chorus which Vanessa-Mae wrote, in collaboration with Andy Hill, for the 1997 re-unification of Hong Kong with China. This last piece has somewhat a pop character, yet the mixture of pop character, old Chinese songs, and virtuosistic violin playing is quite interesting. A great talent!

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/1997
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724355648327
catalogNumber:
56483

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vanessa-Mae   Primary Artist,Violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dave Arch   Conductor
Peter Lockett   Percussion,Drums
Vasko Vassilev   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chinese Ladies' Choir   Choir, Chorus
Victor Fedotov   Conductor
Chinese Ladies Choir   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Nick Griffiths   Engineer
Andy Hill   Producer
Dick Lewzey   Engineer
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Vanessa-Mae   Liner Notes
Alex Marcou   Engineer
Roy Emerson   Producer
Pamela Nicholson   Lyricist,Producer,Executive Producer
Mike Ross   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Classical Album, Vol. 2: China Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a magnificent cd! All 3 pieces are just admirable!Butterfly Lovers is well-played with western fare while maintaining it's ''Chineseness''. The skill of the violinist is just breathtaking. Vanessa-Mae has simply captured the emotions of each piece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never before have I heard such beautiful Oriental pieces for the violin. I have never heard Vanessa Mae before, but the way she captures the very emotion of each piece is simple astounding and encouraging.As a violinist myself, she is a great performer to look up to.