March 26, 2021
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and sheng master Wu Wei’s album “Distant Mountains” to be released Friday, April 16
Painting by Wu Guoting

Live recording from the 2018 Morgenland Festival Osnabrueck released on the Dreyer Gaido record label

When acclaimed Chinese musicians pipa virtuoso Wu Man and sheng master Wu Wei performed together for the first time at the 2018 Morgenland Festival Osnabrueck, it was a joyous and memorable occasion for the artists. A live recording of this first encounter called Distant Mountains will be released on Friday, April 16 by the Dreyer Gaido record label, distributed by Naxos Records.

Distant Mountains includes traditional Chinese pieces arranged for the pipa and sheng by Ms. Wu and Mr. Wu, alongside new pieces they composed, and improvisations. The performances took place at the St. Marien Church, considered one of the most important architectural monuments in northern Germany.

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