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Outside the Window

for piano

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  2011
Duration:  12m

Gao Ping

Composer:   Gao Ping

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Gao Ping introduces Distant...

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Gao Ping: Outside the Windo...

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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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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.

21 Sep 2011: Performed by Gao Ping (piano)