The work of Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung (b. 1942) represents one of the more successful attempts to accomplish a musical integration of East and West, resulting in a style that is uniquely his own. In general, Ung's music is resplendent with lush romantic harmonies, rhythmic complexities, and lyrical melodic passages, an amalgamation that, together with his own idiosyncratic compositional technique, has evolved over the course of time.
The compositions of Cambodian native Chinary Ung (b. 1942) display mixed elements of European, Asian, and Western musics. ...Ung's music sounds very improvised even though it is written, but the variations of texture and timbre allowed give it the flavor and elements of spontaneous composition. ...The deeper viola sounds on Khse Buon, which was initially written for cello, are exploited by Susan Ung, as she patiently constructs long tones strung together with plucked, percussion inserts; spirited; choppy or spare sounds; and yearning East Indian or Koto-like sounds with Arabic legato.
Frederic Hand, one of the world's top players, brings the beauty and romance of the classical guitar to any player who has a familiarity with the fingerboard and some basic classical technique. He teaches seven well-known and beloved student pieces, demonstrating correct technique and other invaluable pointers. Includes three Italian lute pieces (Vaghe Belleze • Bianco Fiore • Danza), plus Bach's Sarabande • Sor's Study in B Minor • Tarrega's Adelita • and Fred Hand's own distinguished arrangement of the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts.
High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like students.