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Xuefei Yang

40 Degrees North

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Xuefei Yang plays Butterfly Lovers
Xuefei Yang Press interview in HK
1 Albeniz: Sevilla  
2 Albeniz: Cordoba  
3 Albeniz: Seguidillas  
4 Goss: The Chinese Garden  
5 Mo Li Hua: Jasmine Flower  
6 Red Flowers Blooming all over the Mountain  
7 Lan Hua Hua: Blue Orchid  
8 Tarrega: Variations on the Carnival of Venice  
9 Butterfly Lovers  
10 Granados: Vals Poeticos  
11 Hurian Wang: Yi Dance  
12 Garcia: Chinese Folk Songs  
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Xuefei Yang, the groundbreaking Chinese-born, London-based guitarist, has recorded her second CD for EMI Classics, entitled 40 Degrees North. Describing the background to this album and the inspiration for its title, Xuefei, known to her English friends as Fei (pronounced Fey), says, "I was born in Beijing, just after the end of the Cultural Revolution a period where western music and instruments were banned. The music of my childhood was the rich heritage of folk music from all regions of China. It is a music I love, but is little known in the West. When I was nine years old, my life changed when I heard a recording that my father made from his radio John Williams playing Spanish music on the classical guitar. The magic of Spanish music touched the heart of a young girl in China, and inspired me to become a professional musician.

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