Here’s Chen Yi’s haunting “Memory” for solo violin (2011).
Here, too, is a short note from the publisher, Theodore Presser: “Truly masterful in her ability to marry Western performance ideals with the folk music of China, Chen Yi wrote this plaintive memorial work in tribute to the passing of her teacher, Professor Lin Yaoji. In the program notes, the composer speaks to her mentor: ‘I wish you could hear the tune in my Memory, which sounds like my painful cry out of your name in our Cantonese dialect. I expressed my deep sorrow in the music, to remember your fatherly mentorship.'”
I hope you enjoy this elegiac and elegant piece.
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