Chopsticks At Dawn

 

Anna Chen reducedWhy is it that Chinese decorative arts are revered in the West, but composers from Debussy to George Formby have constantly parodied  “Chinese” music? Comedian Anna Chen investigates. (1 x 28′)

First broadcast June 2010  BBC Radio 4

Contributors: musicologist Dr Jonathan Walker; Derek Scott, professor of Music at Leeds University; Rachel Harris of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and contemporary musicians Ben Chan, Jane Ng and Liz and Sarah Liew of Chi2

Producer  Chris Eldon Lee

Radio Choice:   Radio Times, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Time Out, The Stage

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