Zheng Long XIANG was born in 1937 in China. He was
clarinet professor at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music,
China, for 50 years and has collaborated with various
composers in a series of compositions for the clarinet
that are strongly enriched by the ethnic music
characteristics of various nationalities of China.
"Capriccio for Clarinet and Piano" is based on two, short
Han folksongs from the Yunnan province, that tell of the
forthright, cheerful character of a horse rancher. The
music is tonal and contains moderately difficult technical
demands. Duration: approximately 5.5 minutes.