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Work


Outside the Window

for piano

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  2011
Duration:  12m

Gao Ping
Composer

Composer:   Gao Ping

Films, Audio & Samples

Gao Ping introduces Distant...

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Gao Ping: Outside the Windo...

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Sample Score

Sample: First two pages of each movement

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About

As I remember, during my childhood, things always seemed more interesting outside, especially in those moments when I had to do homework or practice on the piano. My mind wandered and my heart went outside the window. I suppose as we get older, that feeling never truly dies. Outside the window means something with fantasy, something liberating.


Dedication note

"Outside the Window" was written for Zhang Si-Yin, a superbly gifted 11-year-old pianist in Beijing. And is dedicated to the people who remain a child at heart.


Contents note


I. On the Way
II. Chorus of the Fire Worms
III. Clouds
IV. Tiao Pi Jin (It is a girl's game of dancing on fixed rubber bands)


Performance history

11 Sep 2011: Performed by Gao Ping at the Ilott Concert Chamber, in Wellington.