KCRW: Rhythm Planet features Long Yu's latest
This week's playlist covers an array of music past and present from different countries. I have enjoyed the earlier songs over the years and don't want them forgotten. I just received a Deutsche Grammophon CD called Gateways, which features the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with conductor Long Yu. Asia's oldest symphony, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 140th anniversary this year. We hear part 1 of composer Qigang Chen's (b. 1951) suite for orchestra, "Wu Xing" (The Five Elements).