add to wish list | library

9 of 9 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

Support this site by purchasing from these vendors using the links provided below. As an Amazon Associate earns from qualifying purchases.
  Channel of China -
  CCS SA 80106
  Ambush on all Sides - Zhang Hong Yan
  "Ambush on all Sides"

Zhang Hong Yan (pipa solo)
Track listing:
  1. Dragon Boat
2. Falling Snow Flakes Dotting the Verdant Trees
3. Moonlit Night by the Flowery Spring Lake
4. High Spring and Pure Snow
5. Great Waves Wash Away the Sand
6. Ambush on all Sides
7. The Rising Moon
8. A Homesick Song from the War Frontier
9. King Chu doffs his armour
Recording type:
Recording info:
  Producer: C. Jared Sacks and Zhang Hong Yan

Recording engineer/editing: C. Jared Sacks
Assistant recording engineer: Hanying Feng

Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer 4066, Schoeps MK2
Digital converter: DSD Super Audio/Meitner Pyramix Editing/Merging Technologies

Recorded at Beijing Concert Hall, August 2005

delete from library | delete recommendation | report errors
Related titles: 1

Solo 2 - Ning Feng        

Reviews: 2

Site review by Polly Nomial February 23, 2009
Performance:   Sonics:  
The text for this review has been moved to the new site. You can read it here:

Review by Oscar May 20, 2007 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
It is a great initiative of this label to record a collection of discs devoted to Chinese music, which is rather unknown in the "Western" world.

The Pipa is one of the mostr ancient and traditional instruments in China, and resembles a lute (half-pear shaped). It´s sound is very sweet and mellow.

Zhang Hong Yan, the player, has mastered all the intricacies of this complex instrument, and plays with a great dynamic range, as well as an expansive tonal pallette.

The works are all form the traditional "pipa" literature, that have been passed down from generation to generation, and demand playing of the highest calliber. All the "themes" of the disc are about some "poetic" story, so the music is quite descriptive, and a good way to inmerse onself into the ancient chinese culture.

Sound is excellent and very clear, giving this string instrument a very "tactile" quality.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no