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Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago - John Sharp (cello); Joseph Guastafeste (bass); Silkroad Ensemble; Wu Man (pipa); Yo-Yo Ma (cello); Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  1. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano)
  2. Legend of Herlen
  3. Suite for Pipa with String Orchestra (Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra)
  4. Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20

Yo-Yo Ma's experiment in musical multiculturalism known as the Silk Road Ensemble rolls on, here in collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This disc, in its way, represents a blueprint for the future of big-name, big-money classical music; self-released by the orchestra, it is an eclectic piece of work with appeal to classical music's growing Asian constituencies, and it combines traditional repertoire with new things and a look at a past master with a globe-spanning orientation. The latter item is the best news ...

Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago 2008, CSO Resound

UPC: 810449018012