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Album pays tribute to composer

Update: August, 06/2014 - 08:39

Singer Duc Tuan. — Photo congan

HA NOI (VNS) — The local pop and semi-classical singer Duc Tuan has released a special album to commemorate the first death anniversary of well-known composer Pham Duy.

Titled Requiem, the album features nine songs including Nhung Gi Se Mang Ve Coi Chet (What to Bring along to the Other World), Mua Thu Chet (Dead Autumn) and Nang Chieu Ruc Ro (Splendid Afternoon Sunshine).

The songs are presented in the requiem genre, a musical composition honouring the dead; specially the Roman Catholic Mass for the dead, along with other commemorative pieces of analogous intent.

Veteran composer Duy, most remembered for his song Tinh Ca (Love Song), died at the age of 92 in HCM City.

He composed almost 1,000 songs during his 72-year-long career. Duy returned to Viet Nam in 2005 after living abroad for years.

The album was completed with the help of the German Chamber Orchestra and a jazz band from Bonn, who performed together on the album.

Produced by composer and music producer Nguyen Cong Phuong Nam, based in Germany, the album was recorded in studios Hansahaus (Bonn) and MSM Studio (Munich), Germany. — VNS

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