Tan Dun

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Tan Dun is one of the most significant contemporary composers on the international scene to have come from China.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, film score 2000 Film Score
Hero, film score 2002 Film Score
Eight Memories in Watercolor, for piano, Op. 1 1978 Keyboard
The Banquet, film score Film Score
Peony Pavilion, opera 1998 Opera
Heaven Earth Mankind (Symphony 1997), symphony for cello, Bianzhong Bells, children's chorus, CD player & orchestra 1997 Symphony
A Love Before Time (from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") 2000 Vocal Music
Eight Colors, for string quartet 1986 Chamber Music
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra: Yi2 1996 Concerto
Marco Polo, opera 1995 Opera
Orchestral Theatre I: Xun, for orchestra & orchestra members' voices 1990 Orchestral
Death and Fire: Dialogue with Paul Klee, for orchestra 1992 Orchestral
Pieces (8) in Hunan Accent, piano pieces for young pianists 1978 Keyboard
Out of Peking Opera (Violin Concerto No. 1) 1987 Concerto
Ghost Opera, for string quartet & pipa, with stone, water, paper, and metal 1994 Chamber Music Show/Musical
Double Bass Concerto ("The Wolf") 2014 Concerto
Elegy: Snow in June, for cello & 4 percussionists 1991 Chamber Music
C-A-G-E IV, for pipa & ensemble 1996 Chamber Music
In Distance, for piccolo, harp & bass drum 1987 Chamber Music
Shuang Que, for erhu & yangquin 1984 Chamber Music
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