Wu Man

Chinese Traditional and Contemporary Music

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Wu Man's second solo album is a slightly more mature effort that places the pipa master in a more refined chamber music setting, accompanied by Liu Qi-Chao on flute, Yang Yi on plucked zither, and Tien-Juo Wang on bowed violin. The quartet works exceptionally well together on songs like "Niao Tou Lin (Birds in the Forest)" and "Xiyang Xiaogu (Flute & Drum at Sunset)," crafting lush, exotic melodies packed with vivid imagery evoking playful wildlife and gorgeous Far Eastern landscapes. Overall, a captivatingly accessible introduction to the mesmerizing music of China.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
5:19
2
14:17
3
10:27
4
12:12
5
6:28
6
13:31 Amazon
7
8:58

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
9:36
2
7:10
3
3:23
4
8:32
5
7:30
6
5:34
7
6:45
8
9:15
9
5:15
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