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Lucknow born composer attempts weaving Chinese history, philosophy into a grand musical

Lucknow born composer and conductor Vijay Upadhyaya is trying to capture the essence of Chinese history and philosophy into a grand musical composition.

In Chang'an Men, or The Gate of Eternal Peace, Lucknow born composer and conductor Vijay Upadhyaya attempts what even Chinese musicians consider a daunting exercise: distilling the essence of Chinese history and philosophy into one grand musical composition.

Unveiled in Beijing on November 13 to a packed Beijing Concert Hall, Upadhyaya's ambitious 80 minute symphony fuses Western and Chinese styles. It features an elaborate Western choral arrangement, several Chinese classical instruments and a southern Chinese

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