Cheng² Duo's fourth album, released October 2023: world-premiere recordings of commissions by Vincent Ho, Alexina Louie, Paul Wiancko, and Dinuk Wijeratne, as well as two original arrangements of beloved Chinese folksongs.
Dinuk Wijeratne Portrait of an Imaginary Sibling
Vincent Ho Horizon Images
I. Prairie Song
II. Soleil différé
Hua Yanjun (Abing) Er Quan Ying Yue (Moon's Reflection upon a Spring) - arr. Cheng2 Duo
Alexina Louie Pond Mirrors Bright Sky
Alexina Louie Wild Horse Running
Paul Wiancko Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano, "Shifting Baselines"
Part I: Steady stroll—Flowing
Part II: Free—Angular—Calm—Driving
Part III: Glacial—Moto—Unwavering, but not too fast—Steady stroll
Huang Haihuai Sai Ma (Racing Horses) - arr. Cheng2 Duo
ORF Radio, Austria
"A gripping interpretation [of the Rachmaninov sonata]... Here, highs and lows are masterfully explored, and despite their youth, the artists bring an into-the-heart maturity to be listened to."