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Music Video DVD by Ho Lan
Heart's Wish

Yodeling, whistling, flamenco guitar, beautiful singing and piano improvisation set to beautiful nature scenery, sword dance, and delightful antics of cardinals, pelicans, flamingos, starlings, tufted ducks, dragonflies, squirrels, and much more. Also includes two live performances by Ho Lan from the 70s .

Ave Maria on CD Baby and on iTunes


Hsi-Ling Chang and Ho Lan's new single
Ave Maria by Bach-Gounod

Beautiful soaring melody composed by Charles Gounod over Prelude in C from WTC Book I of Johann Sebastian Bach. This is Mezzo Soprano Hsi-Ling Chang's first single with vocal harmonization by her mother Ho Lan.

Spokane on CD Baby and on iTunes


Ho Lan's new single
Spokane

Foot-stomping yodeling fun inspired by tribal drumming and the Salish word Spokane, which means Children of the Sun.

Happy Yodeling on iTunes and CD Baby


Ho Lan sings
Happy Yodeling

Sing along to Ho Lan's secret formula for being happy.



Happy Yodeling (Chinese) on iTunesand CD Baby


Ho Lan: Happy Yodeling (Chinese version)

Happy Yodeling with Chinese lyrics.



Available online at CD Baby and iTunes

Also available for purchase at
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W.107th St
New York, NY 10025-2799
(212) 864-7752

HSIA-JUNG CHANG'S NEW CD
Debussy

Images I & II, Clair de Lune, Reverie, Deux Arabesques, La fille aux cheveux de lin

"Hsia-Jung Chang channels Debussy. . . this recording easily places itself among the best interpretations, those that serve as benchmarks for Debussy's sound world..."
- Marvin J. Ward, Classical Voice of North Carolina
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"This is, in the best sense of the word, not a modern recording....I never tire of listening!"
- Ingvar Nordin, www.Sonoloco.com
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"I look forward to hearing more from this artist. My delight of the week."
- Kara Dahl Russell, Delmara Public Radio WSCL music blog
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Available online at CD Baby and iTunes

Also available for purchase at
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W.107th St New York, NY 10025-2799
(212) 864-7752

HSIA-JUNG CHANG
Chopin Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25

"Hsia-Jung Chang lets these Etudes flow in an effortless motion, in nuances of might and tenderness, light fingertippings and heavily flexing biceps."
- Ingvar Loco Nordin, Sweden
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"Hsia-Jung Chang serves up good, honest Chopin Etudes"
- Jed Distler, Gramophone Magazine

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Available online at CD Baby and iTunes

Also available for purchase at
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W.107th St New York, NY 10025-2799
(212) 864-7752

Best of 2008 - Don Campau's "No Pigeonholes" KKUP Radio.

Best Recordings of 2009 - Joel Krutt's "Pushing The Envelope" WHUS Radio


HSIA-JUNG CHANG'S EXPERIMENTAL CD
Inside the Piano –
21st Century Improvisations


Structured improvisation using mostly the inside of the piano rather than the keys, with unconventional sounds reminiscent of the meditative instruments qin, wood blocks, bells, ancient Asian melodies, willow talk, creaking doorways, bugs, and Chopin.
This CD has become a favorite of experimental music DJs across the country.

"This is a fascinating collection of experimental music that is accessible, surprising, witty, reflective and often eerily beautiful (especially the lovely Drunk on Taiji - watch video ). The album is highly recommended, as are Hsia-Jung Chang's recordings of Chopin Etudes and Preludes."
- John Pitt, New Classics-UK

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HO LAN (biografía en Español aquí)
Echo from Deep Valley

Features the unforgettable 1960s Taiwanese phenomenon: the guitar-playing, yodeling and whistling songstress Ho Lan. The album opens with four Mexican standards Maria Elena, Cucurrucucu Paloma, La Malagueña Salerorsa and Granada, followed by Mike Velarde Jr.'s poignant love song Ikaw sung in Tagalog. Also included on this multi-lingual, cross-cultural album are three songs sung in Mandarin Chinese: Echo from Deep Valley and Heart's Wish by Ho Lan, and her own arrangement of the Chinese folk song Jasmine Blossom, familiar to Western ears thanks to Puccini's Turandot. Ho Lan sings a yodeling rendition of the American campfire favorite Home on the Range, a Polynesian/English version of the Hawaiian Wedding Song, and a dynamic big band arrangement of Rudolf Friml's 1920s hit Indian Love Call.

Available online at CD Baby and iTunes

Also available for purchase at
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W.107th St New York, NY 10025-2799
(212) 864-7752


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HSIA-JUNG CHANG
Chopin: Complete Préludes
recorded on a rebuilt 1907 Pleyel, Chopin's favorite make of pianos, featuring pianist Hsia-Jung Chang, recorded by Hsi-Ling Chang

"Hsia-Jung Chang's CD is unique to me, not only in that it has brought me some peace of mind and some consolation in a time of heartbreak, but also because I can stack it on the shelf alongside Josef Hoffman and Ignaz Friedman with a conviction of it's natural domiciliary rights up there!
It goes without saying that nothing is flawed in the pianist's technique, far from it. Instead I should stress that she executes these vulnerable pieces of Chopin with the ease of breathing; it's amazing and elating."

- Ingvar Loco Nordin
Original text: Sonoloco [Sweden-based music critic]

"One of the features this recording offers, and therefore recommends it de facto to the listener, is an excursion into a facsimile of Chopin's own sound world. Few, if any of the many other recordings of these works available on the market, offer this kind of sonic perspective."
-Marvin J. Ward, Classical Voice of North Carolina

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Available on CD Baby and iTunes.

Also available for purchase at
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W.107th St New York, NY 10025-2799
(212) 864-7752


HSIA-JUNG CHANG
Chopin: 4 Ballades, Impromptus, Berceuse
Complete Impromptus, Ballades, Berceuse of Frédéric Chopin played by pianist Hsia-Jung Chang.

Ms. Chang's interpretation of the four Ballades has been hailed by New York critic Harris Goldsmith as:
". . . thrillingly revelatory and inspired rethinkings of four of Chopin's supreme masterpieces. Such clear-headedness and selfless honesty are exciting to encounter - all the more so since Chopin is so frequently mauled by 'Tradition.'"