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Bright Sheng

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Tibetan Swing (2002),
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Orchestra
Year Composed
2002
Duration
9 Minutes
Programme Note
Bright Sheng Tibetan Swing (2002),
Premiere:
April 26, 2002
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Robert Spano, conductor
Brooklyn, NY

Composer Note:

Based on a typical Tibetan dance rhythm, this work tries to evoke both the beauty and the savagery of a particular mountain dance, an expressive dance well-known for swinging the long sleeves of its traditional costumes and for its rhythmic foot stomps.

—Bright Sheng



  • Ensemble
    Seattle Symphony
    Soloist(s)
    Bright Sheng (piano) Shana Blake Hill (soprano)
    Conductor
    Gerard Schwarz
    Naxos: American Classics:
Performances
Reviews
Tibetan Swing, the evening’s opener, summoned a vision of a dynamic mountain dance…The vigor of the music, the urgent rhythmic thrust and the bursts of instrumental color combined to present a bold image of the rugged Tibetans...
Rita Moran, Ventura County Star (CA),01/01/0001
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