“Long Yu, China’s Herbert von Karajan, (is) the most powerful figure in China’s classical music scene.”
– The New York Times
"A superpower of China’s burgeoning music world."
– Washington Post
July 9, 2021
Today, Deutsche Grammophon (DG) releases The Song of the Earth featuring Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra! Recorded in Shanghai with soloists Michelle DeYoung, Brian Jagde, Zhang Liping, and Shenyang, the album brings centuries-old Chinese poetry vividly to life. It pairs Gustav Mahler’s symphonic song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”), based on German translations of six ancient Chinese poems, with the world premiere recording of Xiaogang Ye’s settings of the same texts in the original Mandarin.
Purchase the album or stream it on your favorite platform here.
September 8, 2020
Beijing Music Festival announced their 2020 festival today with the theme, "The Music Must Go On." Long Yu stressed the importance of buying copyrights for all 240 hours of music this year stating, “Copyrights are an important aspect for musicians’ survival, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when most concerts are taking place online. We need to pay respect to these great artists who still overcome many difficulties and work hard in order to continue to perform for music lovers. One of the most important ways we can help is to raise copyright awareness and to pay respects through it. BMF strives to lead the standardization of copyright use in China’s music market. This provides all audiences with the highest quality of authentic music and sends a message that China has made a very important contribution to the protection of intellectual property rights.”
Learn more here.