Friday, 27 February 2015

He Zhanhao and Chen Kang - Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

He (1933) and Chen (1935) are two Chinese composers who collaborated to write one of the most popular violin concertos of the 20th century (taking into account its immense popularity in China). The work, inspired by a famous Chinese Opera, dates back to 1959, but it sounds much older (yet, in spite of its anachronicity, it is really very attractive). Relevant links below (YouTube in 2 parts, 1, 2).