why I became a composer…

“When I played my own music,” he said, “no one could say I played wrong notes because only I knew the piece. So that was my starting point toward becoming a composer…” Huang Ruo

Chinese Composer Talks Cello, All Dialects” by Allan Kozinn NYT 4/14/07 There are couple of MP3s of this guy’s cello concerto at the NYT article. Interesting. He also has an album on Naxos which is on Napster. I’m listening to it right now and am liking what I hear. It’s kind of traditional contemporary but there is use of some Chinese sounding idioms that make it very charming to my ears. First impression.

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