The Chinese-Mongolian composer and musician Zulan was commissioned by DW to write a new work for the Beethovenfest. Hear the result in a colorful concert spanning Orient and Occident.
"Amila" was frenetically cheered at the world premiere in Bonn's Beethoven Hall on September 25. The piece combines instruments and vocals from Mongolia with the sound of a Western symphony orchestra. Then, following a section played by the six-piece band "Mongolism," the young musicians of the German National Youth Orchestra show what they're capable of.
Amila (world premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op.37
La campanella (encore)
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, op.25 (Classical)
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov:
Flight of the Bumblebee (encore)
Jasmine Flower (encore)
Hungarian Dance No. 1 (encore)
with Herbert Schuch, piano
National Youth Orchestra of Germany
Conductor: Patrick Lange
Recorded by DW in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 25, 2015.