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Audio recordings [series]

The Audio Recordings series is largely comprised of unpublished CDs of 27 performances featuring Sheng's work. It also includes an interview with Sheng broadcast on Voice of America and a published CD containing Sheng's piece The Stream Flows. The CDs are labeled simply as "CD #" but the description in the contents list below generally includes information on the date of the performances, the orchestra/performers and conductor, and the title of the pieces on the CD. Researchers should note that additional audio recordings, from Sheng's trip along Chinese portions of the Silk Road in the summer of 2000, are included in the Silk Road Trip series.

 
CDs [subseries]
 
Unpublished recordings of Bright Sheng's music (29 optical discs (CDs))
Box   16  
CD #1
 
String Quartet No. 4. (Silent Temple) Premiere. April 19, 2000

(recorded at Eugen and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium; Selected from Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series of Freer Gallery of Art)

(14:57)
 
Four Movements for Piano July 23, 2002

(Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
Movement 1 (track 2, 3:50)
 
Movement 2 (track 3, 2:40)
 
Movement 3 (track 4, 2:58)
 
Movement 4 (track 5, 4:50)
 
Three Songs for Violincello and Pipa July 23, 2002

(recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood; Selected from FCM VI: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
"Four Seasons" (track 6, 1:49)
 
"A Little Cabbage" (track 7, 3:49)
 
"Native Dance" (track 8, 4:31)
 
"A Tune from Childhood" (Saxophone version) March 9, 2004

(Recorded at Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor MI; the Premiere of Alto Saxophone Version; Selected from Brian Sacawa's Concert at the School of Music at the University of Michigan)

(track 9, 3:25)
Box   16  
CD #2
 
Bartok: Contrasts June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
Track 1 (5:26)
 
Track 2 (4:23)
 
Track 3 (7:17)
 
Three Songs for Violincello and Pipa June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
"Four Seasons" (track 4, 1:52)
 
"A Little Cabbage" (track 5, 3:06)
 
"Native Dance" (track 6, 4:32)
 
Adams: Chamber Symphony (1992) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
Track 7 (8:30)
 
Track 8 (9:42)
 
Track 9 (7:08)
Box   16  
CD #3
 
Sheng: String Quartet No 3 (1993) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

(track 1, 20:55)
 
Sheng: Two Poems From The Sung Dynasty (1985) June 8, 2003

(Bright Sheng conducting Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 
"Sheng Sheng Man" (track 2, 3:05)
 
"Chai Tou Feng" (track 3, 11:27)
Box   16  
CD #4
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000), July, 23 2002

(recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, MA; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bright Sheng conductor; Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

(track 1, 30:40)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) July 23, 2002

(recorded at Sieji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, MA; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bright Sheng conductor; Selected from FCM VII: American Music of the Past Fifteen Years of the Concert Series at 2002 Tanglewood Music Festival)

 
"Sheng Sheng Man" (tracks l-2, 4:07)
 
"Chai Tou Feng" (track 3, 10:35)
Box   16  
CD #5
 
H'un (Lacerations): In Memoriam 1966-1976 (1988), October 31, 1989 1966-1989

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conductor)

(track 1, 22:16)
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000) May 17, 2001

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conductor)

(track 2, 28:44)
Box   16  
CD #6
 
China Dreams (1995) undated

(recorded at Bowdoin Summer Festival by Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Bright Sheng conductor)

 
Track 1 (4:58)
 
Track 2 (4:21)
 
Track 3 (7:22)
 
Track 4 (8:17)
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) undated

(Recorded at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival)

(track 5, 19:37)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) undated

(Recorded at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival)

 
Track 1 (3:09)
 
Track 2 (10:10)
Box   16  
CD #7
 
Postcards (1997) undated

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting)

 
Movement 1 (track 1, 4:59)
 
Movement II (track 2, 2:53)
 
Movement III (track 3, 3:22)
 
Movement IV (track 4, 5:07)
 
Two Poems from the Sung Dynasty (1985) undated

(recorded in Seattle by Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting)

(track 5, 13:26)
 
"Sheng Sheng Man"
 
"Chai Tou Feng"
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) undated (track 6, 19:39)
Box   16  
CD #8
 
Nanking! Nanking! (Premier) January 1, 2000

(recorded in Hamburg, Germany by North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Eschenbach; version with Gain Bootded on pipa)

(26:38)
Box   16  
CD #9
 
Flute Moon (1999) Premier, undated

(recorded by Houston Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Eschbach conductor)

 
Chi Lin Dance (track 1, 5:58)
 
Flute Moon (track 2, 12:34)
Box   16  
CD #10
 
Boatman's Song (2003) April 25, 2004

(recorded in New York City by Young People Chorus)

(8:47)
 
CD #11
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) March 27, 2004

(recorded at Chelsea Art Museum by St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble; Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Melvin Chen, piano; Mayuki Fukuhara, violin)

 
Prelude (track 1, 3:32)
 
Song (track 2, 2:43)
 
Tibetan Dance (track 3, 6:05)
Box   16  
CD #12
 
13 Ways of Looking at Goldberg (2003) May 2, 2004

(recorded at Dalton Recital Hall, 2004 Gilmore Recital Hall; Gilbert Kalish piano; variations by Curtis-Smith, Higdon, Zupko, Walden, Sheng, Bermal, Del Tredici, Lerdahl, Bolcom, Foss, Gothoni, Hersch)

Box   16  
CD #13
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Bright Sheng Chamber Music concert; L.P. How, violin; Lori Lovato, clarinet; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Prelude" (track 1, 3:56)
 
"Song" (track 2, 2:36)
 
"Tibetan Dance" (track 3, 4:39)
 
Three Chinese Love Songs (1988) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Evelyn Pollock, soprano; John Largess, viola; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Blue Flower" (track 4, 1:32)
 
"At the Hillside where Horses are Running" (track 5, 1:24)
 
"The Stream Flows" (track 6, 3:55)
 
Tibetan Dance (2001) July 27, 2003

(recorded at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; L.P. How, violin; Lori Lovato, clarinet; Bright Sheng, piano)

 
"Prelude" (track 1, 3:59)
 
"Song" (track 2, 2:44)
 
"Tibetan Dance" (track 3, 4:46)
Box   16  
CD #14
 
Red Silk Dance (1999) Premiere January 6, 2000

(recorded by Boston Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano conducting; Emanual Ax, piano)

(track 1, 15:46)
 
String Quartet No. 3 (1993) (track 2, 19:33)
Box   16  
CD #15
 
Four Movements for Piano Trio(1990) April 4, 2003

(recorded at the Pacific Rim Music Festival by the Empyrean Ensemble)

 
Track 1 (17:30)
Box   16  
CD #16
 
Two Poems for Violoncello and Orchestra (1998) March 12, 1999

(recorded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, Cello)

 
"Midnight Bells" (track 1, 15:12)
 
"Spring Dream" (track 2, 8:32)
 
Two Poems for Violoncello and Orchestra (1998) March 13, 1999

(recorded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

 
"Midnight Bells" (track 3, 15:14)
 
"Spring Dream" (track 4, 8:37)
Box   16  
CD #17
 
Postcards (1997) September 28, 2003

(recorded by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra)

(track 1, 16:18)
Box   16  
CD #18
 
The Phoenix (2003) Premiere February 5, 2004

(recorded by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Schwarz conducting; Jane Eaglen, soprano)

(track 1, 24:38)
Box   16  
CD #19
 
The Song and Dance of Tears (2003) Premiere March 8, 2003

(recorded at Lincoln Center, New York City, by the New York Philharmonic, David Zinman conducting; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanual Ax, piano; Wu Man, pipa; Wu Tong, sheng)

(track 1, edited length of 25:18)
Box   16  
CD #20
 
Nanking! Nanking! (2000)

(recorded at the 2001 Winnipeg Music Festival by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra)

(track 1, 28:47)
Box   16  
CD #21
 
Tibetan Swing (2002)

(recorded by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Robert Spano conducting)

Box   16  
CD #22
 
Three Tunes for Pipa and Erhu November 20, 2003

(recorded at Trinity Center by Orchestra 2001)

 
Prelude (track 1, 2:03)
 
Song (track 2, 3:20)
 
Tibetan Dance (track 3, 4:21)
 
Flute Moon (2001) November 20, 2003

(recorded at Trinity Center by Orchestra 2001)

 
Chi-Lin Dance (track 1, 5:55)
 
Flute Moon (track 2, 12:02)
Box   16  
CD #23
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the Spoleto Festival 2000 first edit)

(tracks 1-3, 67:36)
Box   16  
CD #24
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the F.C.C. Festival 2000 first edit)

(track 1, 74:00)
Box   16  
CD #25
 
The Silver River (1997 revised 1999)

(recorded at the F.C.C. Festival 2000 second edit: boosted and balanced)

(track 1, 74:00)
Box   16  
CD #26
 
H'un (Lacerations) (1988) October 11, 2002

(recorded at Jordan Hall, NEC, by the Boston Modern Orchestra, Gil Rose conducting)

(track 1, 10:28)
Box   16  
CD #27
 
Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale (1917) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

(track 1, 30:52)
 
Flute Moon (2001) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Movement I: Chi-Lin Dance (track 2)
 
Movement II Flute Moon (tracks 3-8)
Box   16  
CD #28
 
Ravel's Mother Goose Suite (1911-1912) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Concert Pre-Talk (track 1, 2:59)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part I (track 2, 2:06)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part II (track 3, 3:56)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part III (track 4, 3:40)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part IV (track 5, 5:04)
 
Mother Goose Suite Part V (track 6, 7:05)
 
China Dreams (1995) January 17, 2003

(recorded in Lexington, Kentucky by the Lexington Philharmonic)

 
Track 7 (5:04)
 
Track 8 (4:09)
 
Track 9 (7:33)
 
Track 10 (10:37)
 
Interviews
Box   16  
CD #29
 
Sound of Chinese Music November 2, 2002, November 9, 2002

(Interview with Bright Sheng by Voice of America Radio, recorded in Washington, D.C.)

 
November 2 (track 1)
 
November 9 (track 2)
 
Commercial recordings
 
Kind of Colorful. Prestant Records. Featuring Xiang Gao, Violin; with Dr. Howard Watkins, Piano and Martin Katz, Piano.

(A published CD containing The Stream Flows and program notes by Bright Sheng. Recorded August 1988)