Kronos Quartet & Wu Man
Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic
[ Nonesuch Records / CD - released 21/Apr/2008 ]
Peyote rituals, Chinese lullabies, Indian ragas, children's toys, sacred bonds, and secular madness all dance and swirl in ritualistic fashion in Terry Riley's extraordinary The Cusp of Magic.
Philip Glass Ensemble with Mark Atkins (didgeridoo), Wu Man (pipa), Foday Musa Suso (kora), UAKTI (multi-instrumentalists) etc
[ Orange Mountain Music / 2 CD - released 1/Oct/2006 ]
Orion, a new concert work for the Philip Glass Ensemble and world musicians, was commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004 and premiered in Athens in June 2004, preceding the Olympic Games.
Viola Concerto (with Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto)
Yuri Bashmet (violin, viola) Moscow Soloists, with Wu Man (pipa)
[ Onyx / CD - released 25/Mar/2008 ]
This disc is their most enterprising so far, and features Bashmet as violist and violinist as well as director : a Pilgrimage from Russia to the Far East an enterprising mix of cultures and flavours in works from China and Japan.
From A Distance
[ Naxos World / CD - released 5/May/2003 ]
Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as 'the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.' She is an inheritress of the Pudong School of pipa playing, one of the most prestigious...
BLOCH / HARRISON / PROKOFIEV / SHARAV
Traditions & Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Wu Man (pipa) / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Silk Road Ensemble / Miguel Harth-Bedoya & Alan Gilbert
[ CSO Resound / CD - released 10/Apr/2008 ]
"How far the Silk Road project has really succeeded - with anything like consistency - in uniting disparate musical traditions is a matter for debate. What is surely undeniable is that all their recordings have, at the very least, been stimulating,...