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Formosa Quartet

From Hungary to Taiwan

Bridge Records

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1 Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs - Dudatanc
2 Ballada
3 A Ratoti Legenyek
4 Lancz, Lancz
5 Porondos Viz Martjan
6 Ej Gorbenye
7 Maramarosi Tancok
8 Nechocze Ty, Hanulienka Z Rana Do Trna
9 Liang: Song Recollections
10 Bartok: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 - Allegro
11 Prestissimo, con sordino
12 Non troppo lento
13 Allegretto pizzicato
14 Allegro molto
15 Lin: Four Taiwanese Folk Songs - Seaport Goodbye
16 Hengchun Folksong
17 Dark Sky
18 Rain Night Flower
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From Hungary to Taiwan is a milestone album from the award-winning Formosa Quartet. Released by Bridge Records, the album pairs three imaginative new works with Béla Bartók's towering Fourth String Quartet, a nod to the group's Taiwanese heritage and a celebration of "folk", in every sense of the word.

The program juxtaposes two pairs: Hungarian folk music in two representations, and Taiwanese folk music in two representations. Formosa Quartet decided to commission composers Dana Wilson, Lei Liang, and Wei-Chieh Lin to create this fascinating view of cultural identity.

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