Romance de Amor

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Chinese classical guitarist Xue Fei Yang makes her major-league recording debut with this EMI disc Romance de Amor. The program consists of the usual classical guitar bonbons mixed in with popular numbers mixed in -- the tango "La Cumparsita" and the Beatles' "Michelle" and Paul Simon's version of "El Condor Pasa" for example, and a couple of traditional Chinese songs, as well. The program, in and of itself, is not that interesting, but it doesn't matter. Xue Fei Yang is an incredible guitarist -- technically top drawer, warmly expressive in sound, and mind-bogglingly facile in her digital dexterity. Just listen to the attack on Rodrigo's "Zapateado"; she is able to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Chinese classical guitarist Xue Fei Yang makes her major-league recording debut with this EMI disc Romance de Amor. The program consists of the usual classical guitar bonbons mixed in with popular numbers mixed in -- the tango "La Cumparsita" and the Beatles' "Michelle" and Paul Simon's version of "El Condor Pasa" for example, and a couple of traditional Chinese songs, as well. The program, in and of itself, is not that interesting, but it doesn't matter. Xue Fei Yang is an incredible guitarist -- technically top drawer, warmly expressive in sound, and mind-bogglingly facile in her digital dexterity. Just listen to the attack on Rodrigo's "Zapateado"; she is able to vary her touch on the strings with lightning speed and pinpoint accuracy. Yang is a known quantity to guitarists; John Williams was once so impressed by her playing that he made her a gift of one his own guitars. She has previously recorded for the small, San Francisco-based label GSP, but perhaps this EMI CD will help her gain a wider audience. Romance de Amor also has terrific sound quality, and one might be surprised to learn that EMI in Hong Kong, rather than the usual crew in the Capitol Building in Los Angeles who have engineered Christopher Parkening's recordings, made this one. Romance de Amor is a quality release; one could hope for literature that is more serious, but Xue Fei Yang is so amazing that she would probably sound good playing "Tubthumping."
New York Times - Vivien Schweitzer
Ms. Yang demonstrates her feisty virtuosity, impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship in repertory ranging from Albeniz to arrangements of Western pop and Asian songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2007
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 094637071427
  • Catalog Number: 70714
  • Sales rank: 53,132

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Asturias, prélude espagnol - Isaac Albéniz & Xuefei Yang (5:36)
  2. 2 Romance de Amor - Narciso Yepes & Xuefei Yang (3:07)
  3. 3 Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar - Francisco Tárrega & Xuefei Yang (3:53)
  4. 4 Zapateado for guitar (Piezas españolas No. 3) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Xuefei Yang (2:49)
  5. 5 Songs (12) for Guitar: Michelle - Toru Takemitsu & Xuefei Yang (3:02)
  6. 6 Cavatina (from "The Deer Hunter") - Stanley Myers & Xuefei Yang (3:31)
  7. 7 El Colibri for guitar ("The Hummingbird") - Julio Salvador Sagreras Ramirez & Xuefei Yang (1:07)
  8. 8 El condor pasa, for guitar - Jorge Morel & Xuefei Yang (3:23)
  9. 9 Seis por derecho, for guitar - Antonio Lauro & Xuefei Yang (3:05)
  10. 10 Un Sueño en la Floresta, for guitar - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Xuefei Yang (7:04)
  11. 11 Estudio, for guitar No. 7 in E Minor, A. 235/7 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Xuefei Yang (2:07)
  12. 12 La Cumparsita for tango orchestra - Matos Rodriguez & Xuefei Yang (2:43)
  13. 13 I Believe, for guitar - Hyung-Seok Kim / Jae-Sun Yang & Xuefei Yang (3:35)
  14. 14 Theme and Variations on "Sakura, Sakura" for guitar - Yukihiro Yoko & Xuefei Yang (6:02)
  15. 15 Spring Breeze, for guitar - Yu-Xian Deng / Lin-Qiu Li & Xuefei Yang (3:56)
  16. 16 Anak, for guitar - Ferdinand P. Freddie Aguilar & Xuefei Yang (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Xuefei Yang Primary Artist
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