Jiping Zhao - Qiao's Grand Courtyard
Zhao Jiping can be rightly considered as China's John Williams. Having made his reputation scoring some of the most popular arthouse films from China's Fifth Generation Filmmakers (including "To Live", "Ju Dou", "Farewell My Concubine", and "Raise The Red Lantern", Zhao achieved international recognition following the release of the CD "Electric Shadows" (2000). The present recording is a suite compiled from the incidental music Zhao composed for the popular historic drama "Qiao's Grand Courtyard." Stylistically, think Morricone at his sweetest, with a Chinese flavor. The suite has become quite popular in China and is frequently programmed on concerts.
1 I. Overture
2 II. Aspiration
3 III. Love
4 IV. Trade
5 V. Purgatory
6 VI. Fading Affection
Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor : Yu Long
Singer : Tan Jing
Symphonic suite Qiao ' s Grand Courtyard is rewritten by Zhao Jiping based on the music for TV series Qiao ' s Grand Courtyard .
The suite is involved in six movements - overture , aspiration , love , trade , purgatory and fading affection .
With his vivid music language , the composer depicts Qiao Zhiyong ' s life experience with ups and downs . We can see in Qiao the personality of ordinary Shanxi businessmen with austerity , diligence , honesty , entrepreneurship and pioneer spirit . All of them are what we need in present China .
The Symphonic Suite was first performed by Chinese Philharmoniic Orchestra , with Yu Long as the conductor , in Beijing Poly Theatre on 16th June , 2007 . The show was achieved great success , and received lots of praise from all circles .