Jason Kao Hwang: The Floating Box ()

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Despite its ambitious length, prodigious eclecticism, and complex layers of images and associations, Jason Kao Hwang's chamber opera The Floating Box is, at its core, a domestic drama on an intimate scale. Life in New York City's Chinatown is compellingly portrayed through the use of such instruments as the pipa (Chinese lute), and the gaohu, erhu, and zhongu (two-stringed violins), and Hwang's melodies are ingeniously styled to evoke a Chinese past, remembered with nostalgia and pain by the three main characters. Yet as ...

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Jason Kao Hwang: The Floating Box
2005, New World Records

UPC: 093228062622


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