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Label: PentaTone

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Wu Wie & Holland Baroque

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

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  • J. Steenbrink (b.1977, G.Ph. Telemann (1681 - 1776):
  • 1What About Some Bells (After G.P. Telemann)07:21
  • J.Ph. Rameau (1683 - 1764):
  • 2Castor et Pollux, RCT 32: Tristes apprêts (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)06:31
  • J. Steenbrink:
  • 3Polonois chinois (After G.P. Telemann)02:53
  • Traditional:
  • 4Pferderennen (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)01:52
  • A. Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):
  • 5Trio Sonata in D Minor, Op. 1 No. 12, RV 63 "La follia" (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)09:14
  • J. Steenbrink, J.PH. Rameua:
  • 6Prelude for Prelude (After J.P. Rameau)02:02
  • J.F. Rebel (1666 - 1747):
  • 7Chaos for Wu Wei (After J.F. Rebel)03:17
  • Wu Wie (b. 1970):
  • 8Improvisation (For My Father)05:17
  • G.Ph. Telemann:
  • 9Harlequinade (After G.P. Telemann)00:45
  • 10Sey tausenmahl willkommen, TWV 13:9a: I. Sinfonia (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)03:06
  • J. Steenbrink:
  • 11Silk Rondeau (For Maite)03:10
  • J.M. Leclair (1697 - 1764):
  • 12Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 1 No. 8: III. Gavotte (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)03:51
  • Traditional:
  • 13Dancing Song of the Yao Tribe (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)10:08
  • J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 14Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)05:24
  • Traditional:
  • 15Abendmusik (Arr. J. Steenbrink & T. Steenbrink for Sheng & Chamber Ensemble)03:02
  • Total Runtime01:07:53

Info for Silk Baroque

Silk Baroque presents a musical encounter between Wu Wei and Holland Baroque, performing a programme that ranges from Baroque greats such as Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Rameau to Chinese traditional tunes, all tied together by the musicians’ openness to improvisation, experimentation and cultural exchange. Wu Wei plays the sheng, an extraordinary ancient Chinese mouth organ, which looks like a bundle of bamboo reeds cased in a metal bowl. It is a miracle of harmony, melody and rhythmic possibilities, and Wu Wei’s abilities fully bring out the sheng’s beauty: whispering, charming, and compelling. Age-old traditions come together in performances that sound fresh and contemporary. Silk Baroque carries listeners into a lively, enticing and fascinating sound world.

Holland Baroque is an original and innovative baroque orchestra that approaches baroque repertoire through a fresh and contemporary approach, with a focus on improvisation and collaborations with outstanding artists from different traditions. On their first PENTATONE release, they work together with Wu Wei, who dazzles audiences worldwide with his virtuosic sheng playing.

Holland Baroque
Wu Wei, sheng

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