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Stephin Merritt 2006

About the Album: Showtunes features pieces from Magnetic Fields songwriter Stephin Merritt's scores for three recent theatrical productions, all collaborations with Chen Shi-Zheng: The Orphan of Zhao, My Life as a Fairy Tale, and Peach Blossom Fan. Chen, who has gained considerable renown for his bravura 19-hour staging of the Chinese classic "Peony Pavillion" at the 1999 Lincoln Center Festival, was born in Hunan, China; currently based in New York, he has collaborated with such artists as Meredith Monk and Tan Dun.

Label: Nonesuch

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