The Silk Road 丝绸之路
Orchestra: Shaanxi Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra (2013)
About this piece: This piece tells the legendary story of the Silk Road which 2000 years ago linked China with the Western world. This arduous route through the desert, the mountains and the high plateau was the major road to China until the age of the great European discoveries. In the 13th and 14th Century, the Mongolian Dynasty of the Yuan (1279 – 1368 AD) ruled over almost all of Asia. This period of relative stability, known as Pax Mongolica, allowed trade along the Silk Road to reach its historical climax.