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Questioning the Mountains

for violin and piano

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  5m 30s

Year:  2008
Duration:  5m 30s

Gao Ping
Composer

Composer:   Gao Ping

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About

Questioning the Mountains was written in June 2008, immediately after the devastating earthquake in my home region of Sichuan.

The piece is a meditation on the tragic event and a nostalgic offering to my motherland. Its slow and procession-like unfolding suggests some kind of ritual, at once sombre and graceful.

A fragment from the Sichuan folksong On the High Mountains becomes a recurring motif, like an unanswered question, which at the end transforms into a repeating bass line which gives the foundation to flourishing melisma in the high register on the piano.

Gao Ping


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Rieko Suzuki


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