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〓 Luminous Shadow: WANG Pei-yao ✕ WU Ming-yi 〓（CANCELLED）
Speakers：WANG Pei-yao and WU Ming-yi
Time：March 28, 2020 (SAT) 14:30－15:30
Venue：National Concert Hall Lobby
Memory can be luminous so as to cast shadow in time. Certain memories in life are so profound that they need to be slowly brewed and carefully tasted, similar to the process how literature is penned, music is composed, or photography is developed.
Inspired by the bestselling novel The Stolen Bicycle written by WU Ming-yi, pianist WANG Pei-yao seeks to explore a new dimension of literature and music through the complexity of life itself. Musicians WANG Pei-yao, William Wei, laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, and Victor Coo, the Filipino-Chinese cellist, perform pieces by the Eastern European composers Janáček, Ligeti, Enescu, and Kodály. Some of the pieces were based on rural folksongs collected by the composers, which then inspired them to produce compositions of their own. This process is akin to the way readers experience different dialects phonically throughout the novel. The music reflects the elaborate setup of the novel to evoke the audience's deep hidden emotions. Jeffrey Lim, the Malaysian photographer, joins force with the musical troupe in performance. He will transfigure the music into images for recollection, thereby allowing the stories to live on in the memory.
Leoš Janáček: “ In the Mists ”
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin sonata No.1 in F minor, Op. 80
I. Andante assai
Zoltán Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello
II. Adagio con gran espressione
György Ligeti: Piano Etudes,
Book 1 No.6 Automne à Varsovie
George Enescu: Violin Sonata No.3
II. Andante sostenuto e misterioso
Karol Szymanowski/ Kochanski:
King Roger Op.46, Chant de Roxanne
Arno Babadjanian: Piano Trio in F-Sharp minor
I. Largo- allegro espressivo
Federico Mompou: Musica Callada- Angelico
◆ Duration: approx. 70 minutes, without intermission.
◆ A Taiwan Week selection by NTCH, Taipei
Hailed for her poetic lyricism and insight, Wang Pei-yao is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with musicians such as Hilary Hahn, Cho-Liang Lin, B