Composer Harley Gaber wrote this piece for strings as an emotional examination of the questions posed by Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu, here performed by a quintet including violinist Malcolm Goldstein.
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Label: Edition Rz
Catalog ID: ed. Rz 4008-9
Squidco Product Code: 14233
Format: 2 CDs
Packaging: Cardstock Foldover in a clear vinyl sleeve
Originally recorded by Ralph Dopmeyer in New York's Adirondack Mountains in June of 1976.
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1. The Winds Rise In The North (Part 1) 27:19
2. The Winds Rise In The North (Part 2) 25:19
3. The Winds Rise In The North Pt. 3 26:33
4. The Winds Rise In The North Pt. 4 24:19
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sample the album:
How endlessly the heavens turn.
And yet the earth remains at rest.
Do the sun and the moon quarrel as to their positions?
Who rules over and orders all these things?
By whom are they in harmony?
Who effortlessly causes and maintains them?
Is there, perhaps, some hidden tension
that prevents them from being other than as they are?
Must the heavenly bodies move as they do, powerless to do otherwise?
Look how the clouds drop the rain!
And how the rain rises again to form the clouds!
Who moves them to this abundance?
Who effortlessly produces the primary orb and stimulates it?
The winds rise in the north and blow to the east and west.
Others move upward uncertainly.
Whose breath moves them?
Who effortlessly causes them to blow?
What is the cause?
[ Chuang Tzu ]