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The music of the contemporary Chinese composer and pianist Gao Ping, now resident in New Zealand, draws its inspiration from his native folklore, the oral tradition of story-telling familiar from his childhood in Sichuan, and Chinese poetry. The composer himself writes, "I have always thought of myself as a story-teller of sorts, but in place of words I use music". The second of the Two Soviet Love Songs for Vocalizing Pianist, a hugely entertaining homage to Shostakovich, interweaves the Russian falk song Katyusha with fragments of the Scherzo of the Russian composer's Tenth Symphony and Youman's Tea for Two.
Shuo Shu Ren - The Storytellerfor flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello and harp
by Gao Ping in 2001