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Lan Hua Hua Ballade (兰花花叙事曲)

A programmatic work written in 1981, based on the Shanbei folk song Lan Hua Hua. The piece depicts the story of a young village girl named Lan Hua Hua who was being forced into marriage to an old man, a common theme in the old Chinese society, and the series of unfortunate events that followed. This piece also modeled after the Western Sonata form and the use of several themes found in Chinese opera.