03 Sep '14, 11am

Prom 61: Singapore Symphony Orchestra/Shui – a tour de force for Haefliger

The centrepiece of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra 's debut Prom, with its music director, Lan Shui , was the European premiere of Postures, a new concerto by Zhou Long , written for the versatile Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger . Born in China, Zhou now lives in the US, and the east-west fusion that characterises his music is informed by the classical Chinese tradition that was suppressed when he was a teenager during the Cultural Revolution. Postures is a big, three-movement work, cast in some respects along traditional lines, with overtones of Ravel and Stravinsky in the scoring. But the title derives from kung fu and the complex piano writing aligns western virtuosity with eastern ideas of the martial artist as a spiritually focused athlete. The piano's percussive qualities are stressed throughout. Haefliger's rapid-fire figurations are tracked and echoed by a huge ar...

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