Talk:Symphonic Chorus `Yellow River' (黃河大合唱) (Xian, Xinghai)

Is this the cantata on which the "Yellow River Concerto" was based?

Hi. I was just wondering if this is the original work that the famous "Yellow River Concerto" was based on. It was based on the "Yellow River Cantata", yet the work here is titled "Symphonic Chorus 'Yellow River'" - at least as far as the page title is concerned. (I have a slow Internet connection, so I haven't yet examined the score itself, but will do so in due course.)

If this is indeed the Yellow River Cantata, maybe the page's title needs to be renamed. Or is "Symphonic Chorus 'Yellow River'" an excerpt from the full Cantata? Still, 230 pages is a very long excerpt.

Is there any chance the "Yellow River Concerto" will be posted here, or is that tied up in copyright? And which version(s)? I believe both the Cantata and Concerto have a tangled, convoluted history, with many versions appearing at various times. I did hear some years ago that the four composers who collaborated on the "Yellow River Concerto" were planning to get together and produce a revised version, but I don't know if this ever happened. (I believe one lives in America now, and one lives here in Melbourne, Australia.)

Anyway, if the Concerto could be posted here, I would be very interested to see the score for it. M.J.E. 17:25, 12 February 2010 (UTC)