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China: Time to Listen (Vol. 3)
Ellipsis Arts
China: Time to Listen (Vol. 3)
Genre: World Music
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #3

This decisive 3 CD set may well be the crown jewel from the young, ambitious Ellipsis Arts label. Staking claim to the multi-CD international and eclectic music markets, Ellipsis commissioned producer Josef Bomback to enca...  more »

      

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All Artists: Ellipsis Arts
Title: China: Time to Listen (Vol. 3)
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Label: Ellipsis Arts...
Genre: World Music
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3

Synopsis

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This decisive 3 CD set may well be the crown jewel from the young, ambitious Ellipsis Arts label. Staking claim to the multi-CD international and eclectic music markets, Ellipsis commissioned producer Josef Bomback to encapsulate the music of the world's most populous nation. Bomback's divided the music into themed CDs: the first features musical stories-a staple of Chinese traditions; the second features music from China's vast ethnic minority populations; and the third delves into various intersections of sound and spirituality. Performers such as pipa legend Wu Man and the awesome Huaxia Chamber Ensemble bridge historic traditions and contemporary concert music, while an array of folk-tinged vocal groups and soloists make polyphony and percussive a matter of course on this phenomenally crafted and planned set. --Andrew Bartlett

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CD Reviews

Great Intro. to the music of China...
bsr51@hotmail.com Brian S. Rose | Ras al-Khaimah UAE | 03/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection is a superb introduction to authentic traditional Chinese music. Unlike some academic ethnomusicological efforts, it boasts a natural sound while remaining accessible. It is never pretentious. The producers have worked diligently to provide a well-rounded cross-section of music. If you think you might like Chinese music but never tried it, this is the one to start with. I highly recommend it."
Great Introduction to Chinese Music
bsr51@hotmail.com Brian S. Rose | 07/26/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who have to teach a unit on China in school! One of the best things about this 3 CD set is that it has a well written introduction to the music, and also introductions to the various instruments, which are excellent material for any primary-secondary school class study of China."
Haunting, melodic and exotic
bsr51@hotmail.com Brian S. Rose | 09/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this CD set in the gift shop at the Dallas Museum of Art. It was at once familar, yet exotic - a perfect "mood setter." True, international music, a real find"