Albums mark Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 140th anniversary
The album Gateways features Yu Long, the conductor of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, on the cover. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the oldest orchestra in China, will record the development of Chinese symphony and spread the sound of China to the world with albums to mark its 140th anniversary.
The album Gateways, released on June 28, is the first in a series of three recordings agreed upon under an exclusive contract between Deutsche Grammophon, the world's oldest and most renowned classical music label, maestro Yu Long and the SSO.
Featuring works by Chinese and Russian composers, the album showcases communication between East and West, and Shanghai's past and present.
The SSO also made an album to restore the development of Chinese symphony with 70 representative Chinese symphonic works created since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Yu Long is featured on the cover of Gramophone magazine. [Photo provided to China Daily]