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This has long been the most recognised Chinese song throughout the world. In his book, Travels in China of 1804, the British diplomat Sir John Barrow described it as one of the most popular songs in China. In 1926, Puccini used it in Turandot, and more recently it has been sung at many occasions, including the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and, more controversially, played on protesters’ mobile phones during the 2011 pro-democracy protests in China, known as the Jasmine Revolution, which resulted in the song being censored in China.
from notes by Emma Cleobury © 2019
|The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 3|
A third volume in the series exploring both the history, and the new horizons, of The King’s Singers’ close-harmony repertoire.» More
|The music of King's|
This new recording presents nineteen opulently recorded treasures from the immense repertoire of this most august of choirs, everything from Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces to fresh arrangements of American and Chinese folk songs.» More
|Hyperion sampler - July 2021|