Label: Sony Classical - SK 89347,Sony Music Soundtrax - SK 89347 • Format: CD • Country: Canada • Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen • Style: Modern, Contemporary, Soundtrack, Theme, Score, Musical
First released in East Asia in the spring ofacclaimed director Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, a high-class film tribute to the wu sha, or magical sword fighter, genre of martial arts film, became an international hit, even where shown in Mandarin with subtitles.
A significant part of the film takes place in the Western Chinese desert regions, where Tan was sent to work as a boy during the Cultural Revolution and learned the local music, which also finds its way into the score. Tan Dun used highly diverse Emmylou Harris - Light Of The Stable complex forces in making this recording, including the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Western instrumentsthe Shanghai National Orchestra ethnic Chinese instrumentsand the Shanghai Percussion Ensemble.
The prominent cello part is played by international star Yo-Yo Mawho convincingly realizes the Chinese flavor written into this solo line, particularly in an enchanting duet with the ethnic Chinese violin, the erhu, played by Ma Xiao Hui.
Tang Jun Qiao plays two instruments, called the bowu and dizi, Alimjan plays an ethnic instrument of West Chinese origin called the rawap, and the hand drum another instrument from the region is played by Kasim. Desert Capriccio - Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) performances are first rate and excellently recorded.
The album makes good listening, though one can complain that cues are not played in their dramatic order, and that some of the most interesting ethnic-style cues from the film are cut out, whereas at fifty minutes the release could certainly have included them.
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Silk Road Tan Dun. To the South Tan Dun. Through the Bamboo Forest Tan Dun. The Encounter Tan Dun. Desert Capriccio Tan Dun. In the Old Temple Tan Dun. Yearning of the Sword Tan Dun. Sorrow Tan Dun. Farewell Tan Dun.