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Tan Dun

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Buddha Passion (2018)
Publisher
Parnassus Productions, Inc. (Tan Dun)
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
2018
Chorus
Boys chorus, Mixed chorus
Soloist
Baritone, Tenor, Soprano, Dunhuang player and Dancer, Alto, Indigenous male voice, Indigenous female voice
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Programme Note
Tan Dun Buddha Passion (2018)
Characters:
   MANTRA, THE EMPEROR, THE KING, DAMAN HONGREN (5TH PATRIARCH), BUDDHA: Baritone
   DROWNING MAN, COURT GUARD, DAJIAN HUINENG (6TH PATRIARCH): Tenor
   THE DEER OF NINE COLORS, PRINCESS MIAOSHAN: Soprano
   PRINCESS MIAOQING: Dunhuang ancient pipa (lute) player and Dancer
   LITTLE PRINCE, PRINCESS MIAOYIN: Alto
   MINSTREL MONK KONGXIAN: Indigenous male voice
   NINA: Indigenous female voice

Performances
Date
Title
  • 08 FEB 2019
    Buddha Passion US Premiere
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Sen Guo, soprano; Huiling Zhu, mezzo-soprano; Kang Wang, tenor; and Shenyang, bass-baritone ; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9 February - Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA
  • 23 MAY 2018
    Buddha Passion World Premiere
    Dresdner Musikfestspiele
    Kulturpalast, Dresden, Germany
    Munich Philharmonic
    International Choir Academy Lübeck; Tan Dun, conductor

Reviews
On Wednesday evening at the music festival in Dresden, the World Premiere of "Buddha Passion" by the Chinese composer Tan Dun encountered broad approval. After the performance of the work lasting about two hours, the audience of the Kulturpalast was thrilled. Tan Dun was celebrated at the podium as conductor with the Munich Philharmonic, the International Choir Academy Lübeck and a soloist ensemble with artists from Asia.
Musik Heute,24/05/2018
The most astonishing experience about this encompassing linguistic and musical landscape is the tone that the composer and conductor, Tan Dun, creates: between a great film-like orchestral storm and lyrical pianissimi, one can find the highest variety of singing styles to illustrate his Buddha tale. ... After two hours, the audience jumped out of their seats applauding.
Helmut Mauró, Süddeutsche Zeitung,24/05/2018
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