Spring Breeze (2005)
for Violin and Piano
November 25, 2005
Lun-Wei Lin Violin Recital
Recital Hall of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Lun-Wei Lin, violin; the name of the pianist needs to be checked
Duration: 5 minutes
Spring Breeze for violin and piano is the transcription of a Taiwanese famous song “Spring Breeze” by Yu-Hsien Teng (1906-1944). I arranged this piece in 2005 when I did my compulsory military service in the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra, and this piece is dedicated to Lun-Wei Lin, who was a squad leader and took good care of me. He also gave this piece the premiere performance on November 25, 2005 in the Recital Hall of Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan.
While employing the main melody in D major, I avoid the harmony of the tonic key on purpose to emphasize a young girl’s yearning for a good marriage as represented in the original song. By this composing method, the free modulation of keys symbolizes the young girl’s complicated feeling toward marriage that she is full of anticipation yet fears disappointment greatly.
– Feng-Hsu Lee (September 5, 2009 West Hartford,CT)