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Gustav Mahler (Chamber Orchestra version by Schoenberg/Riehn)
Chiang Ching
Kerstin Nerbe
Ulrika Tenstam
Warren Mok
Lisa Yan Lu
Cheng Chou-yu
Chuang Che
Chiang Ching
Rocco Lee
Thomas Leung
Lin Jing-ru
Thomas Mirstam


Symosium on Gustay Mahier's Das Lied Von der Erde Av Room R6143, Chinese Clvillisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong Co-presented by the Cultural and Sports Committee of City University of Hong Kong, Chinese Civillisation Centre and Hong Kong Dance Company
Dance Poem The Song of the Earth Das Lied von der Erde

Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) was written in 1907-09 by Gustav Mahler. Inspiration for this composition came after Mahler read Tang dynasty poems, which had been freely translated into German by Hans Bethge and anthologized under the title Die chinesische Flote (The Chinese Flute). Mahler chose poems by Li Po, Meng Haoran, and Wang Wei.

Premiered in 1911 at Munich to high acclaim, this work has also proved the source for dance works, the most noted of which is Kenneth MacMillan¡¦s 1968 choreography for the Stuttgart Ballet. The present production, however, is the first dance work of scale created by a Chinese. A Western symphonic work based on Tang poetry and now interpreted through Chinese dance thus transports what went West from the East back to the East ¢w another chapter in Sino-Western cultural mingling; profoundly meaningful indeed.

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