A Great Distance: A Collection of Chinese and American Art Song Digital Booklet
A Great Distance: A Collection of Chinese and American Art Song
Juliet Petrus, Soprano
Lydia Qiu, Piano
MSR Classics 2015
Ms. Petrus is the first Western to become a specialist in Chinese art song, putting her in high demand both in China and across the globe. With her pianist, Lydia Qiu, she is delighted to share this collection of art songs with highlighting Chinese poetry -- both in the original language, as well as translated into English-- bringing together celebrated Chinese and American art song composers for the first time.
The digital booklet which accompanies the album (readily available on streaming services) provides fascinating insight into the music presented, as well as information about the performers and composers, and translations of the songs.