Programme Notes

《寻梅》

 

曲目介绍

 

梅花在中国历史文化拥有着非常重要的地位,从古至今都受人爱戴。在古人眼里,梅花象征着坚贞不渝、清和淡雅的情怀,被誉为中国十大名花之首。《寻梅》采用了中国十大古曲中《梅花三弄》以及传统南音四大名曲之一《梅花操》的各种音乐元素,以此形成曲中各主题与动机,表达了作曲者对梅花高尚情操的一份憧憬与追求。

 

此曲荣获2021敦煌奖“优秀作品奖”。


 

In Search of Plum Blossoms

 

The plum blossom has always occupied a significant role in the history of Chinese cultural consciousness, and remains well-loved and sought after today. To the ancient Chinese, this flower symbolises resilience, purity, and elegance, and is regarded to be the leader of all flowers. The themes and motifs within In Search of Plum Blossoms are constructed from various musical elements borrowed from the classic ancient Chinese tune Mei Hua San Nong as well as the canonical nanyin piece Mei Hua Cao, expressing the composer's regard and longing for the noble and transcendent character embodied by the plum blossom.

 

This piece received the “Outstanding Work” award at the 2021 Dunhuang Award.

In Search of Plum Blossoms 寻梅(2021)
for Chinese Chamber Ensemble

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