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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Classical :: Julian Yu, Robert Schubert, Trio Varie - Classical Stories - To Comrade Shostakovich
 

Julian Yu, Robert Schubert, Trio Varie - Classical Stories - To Comrade Shostakovich

Julian Yu, Robert Schubert, Trio Varie - Classical Stories - To Comrade Shostakovich
Born in Beijing in 1957, Julian Yu surprised his non-musical family by starting to compose music at the age of 12. In 1973 he left school early to study composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and later joined the teaching staff there. In 1980 he was sent to Japan to study at the Tokyo College of Music. After his return in 1982 he resumed teaching and wrote a lot of music for film, television and radio as a “ghost composer” under other people’s names. In 1985 he migrated to Australia. In 1988, he was selected for a Composition Fellowship at Tanglewood, where he studied with Hans Werner Henze and Oliver Knussen, and was awarded the Koussevitzky Tanglewood Composition Prize for that year. Since then, Yu has won numerous prizes and much recognition for his compositions.

His music creates a sonic world, which is constantly changing, and always being framed within a clear sense of shape and direction. Without being overtly referential, his music also shows a strong connection with the Western musical tradition as well as with his Chinese roots, thus, creating a very individual musical discourse.

About this track...

The melody, originally sung by a children's choir in Song of the Forest, reminded Julian of a Chinese folk dance and so the pairing was made. He didn't stop there, though: throughout the piece Shostakovich's signature motif (D E-flat C B) appears many times; the "Internationale" can be heard, and there is also a quote from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7.

Other tracks by Julian Yu, Robert Schubert, Trio Varie: Symphony from the Old World (Dvorak in China) - Largo  -  Phone Call to Mozart
Details
Number Of People In Act 3 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Old and Yu
Copyright Holder's Name Move Records
Publisher Move Records
Media Servicing Date 2017-11-15
Main Genre Classical
Genre 2 Instrumental
Artist Official Web Site http://www.move.com.au/artist/julian-yu
Artist Social Network Page
Online Store Page 1 http://www.move.com.au/disc/old-and-yu-the-clarinet-music-of-julian-yu-volume-2
Online Store Page 2 http://www.move.com.au/disc/old-and-yu-the-clarinet-music-of-julian-yu-volume-2
Content Provider Move Records