Busoni: Three Chinese Pieces
American composer Abram Chasins became well known for his solo piano suite Three Chinese Pieces (1926). Each movement sounds out the mood implied by its title: sorrow ("A Shanghai Tragedy"), romance ("Flirtation in a Chinese Garden"), and breathtaking frenzy ("Rush Hour in Hong Kong"). Tempos and technical demands fluctuate from Lento through Presto agitato. Titles: A Shanghai Tragedy * Flirtation in a Chinese Garden (for the White Keys Only) * Rush Hour in Hong Kong.