Ma Sicong is remembered today as a leading violinist, composer and teacher who devoted his life to creating a new national identity for Chinese music. He pioneered the use of folk idioms, often adopting fragments or motifs from folk tunes and crafting them into his own musical writing. His vast output includes symphonies, concertos, chamber music, operas and ballet music as well as various forms of vocal music. Of this extensive output, Ma's violin music is widely regarded as one of his most important contributions. This is the first release in the Naxos Chinese Classics series.
Dragon Lantern Dance
Suiyuan Suite (Inner Mongolia Suite): I. Epic
Suiyuan Suite (Inner Mongolia Suite): II. Nostalgia
Suiyuan Suite (Inner Mongolia Suite): Iii. Dances Beyond The Frontier