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Yi: Northern Scenes

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  • Composer: Chen Yi
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: Northern Scenes
  • ISBN: 9781598066272
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.9 inches


Chen Yi's 8-minute musical poem is imaginative and expressive, with layers of passion and lyricism, and a misty sense of suspended time. The composer was inspired by nature, creating the lines: In the north, the vast and magnificent blue mountains, boundless, desolate, and indistinct...Northern Scenes was premiered in 2013 by pianist and dedicatee Susan Chan (Assoc. Prof. of Music, Portland State University), an advocate for Asian music and music by women composers. for advanced pianists.