Monday, 8 June 2015

Aaron Avshalomov - Hutongs of Peking

Avshalomov (1894-1965) was a Russian-born Jewish composer, who spent most of his life in China. His music is a fascinating amalgamation of Western classical music and Chinese influences. I have selected a representative work, the symphonic poem Hutongs of Peking (based on Chinese Street Sounds and Cries) from 1931. Relevant links below.