East Meets West

Yiyun Gu

Details

Bringing together the music of East and West, pianist Yiyun Gu fuses six thematic groups in a program featuring bells and moonlight, the water spring and fish to fiery tango and the sombre tones of a funeral.

Explore music of the Romantic and Impressionist eras right through to contemporary Latin and Chinese music as Chinese-born Australian pianist Yiyun Gu performs Tan Dun, Gao Ping, Mo Fan, Debussy, Liszt and Piazzolla.

Supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Yiyun Gu

PROGRAM

Mo Fan
‘Tiger Spring’ from Picture Album of West Lake

Franz Liszt
Au bord d’une source

Tan Dun
‘Ancient Burial’ from Eight Memories in Watercolor

Franz Liszt
La lugubre gondola

Mo Fan
‘Evening Bell on Nan Ping Hill’ from Picture Album of West Lake

Claude Debussy
Images Book II (1907) Cloches a travers les feuilles

Tan Dun
‘Missing Moon’ from Eight Memories in Watercolor

Claude Debussy
Images Book II (1907) Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

Mo Fan
‘Watching Fish at Flower Harbor’ from Picture Album of West Lake

Claude Debussy
Images Book II (1907) Poissons d’or

Astor Piazzolla
Tango No.2

Gao Ping
Dance Fury: Homage to Astor Piazzolla

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Spotlight

A uniquely intimate and virtuosic perspective on music.

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