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Don “Orfeo” Rechtman,
a composer of classical, Chinese and new age music.

February 20, 2024 Ugly Duckling is no more!

I have been advised by the Curtis Brown division of the theatrical agent
Concord Theatricals that revisions of the UK copyright laws have placed
A. A. Milne's play "The Ugly Duckling" under copyright protection until
2027. I will continue to prepare the musical privately with an anticipated
performance in 2027.

Meanwhile, I will change my efforts to orchestrating my already completed
(and previously performed) vocal/piano setting of Wordsworth's poem
"Intimations of Immortality." My livestreams will shift focus to that music.

You can read about the work, the choreography for and listen to the
piano/vocal live performance recording on the Ode status page.


My piano/vocal version of the dramatic (staged) oratorio "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," a setting of Wordsworth's
poem by the same name was performed in May, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado USA.
Although theatres typically want at least two years to plan for a performance, I am hoping we can arrange for a
premiere toward the end of this year or early next year.

Next Livestream Feb. 25, 2024
(Orchestrating the music of the dramatic oratorio "Ode: Intimations of Immortality")


Musical creation livestreams on WeChat (Weixin) and Zoom, Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. Beijing Time (USA Sunday morning 7 a.m. EDT). For details, see the Ode Status Page.
    Next Livestream: Sunday Feb. 25, 2024, 8 p.m. Beijing Time (Intro to the Ode, and verses 1 and 2)

Don & Sharon's celebration of

Their complete song may be heard here.


Watch Don's TEDx talk about
the definition of music via QQ here (scroll down to video);
you can watch the YouTube video here.

Fishy Poetry by Marlin Bonito Pike
Don assisted in collecting the poetry of "MBP" into a book that is published posthumously here.


Don's Music Interpretation Master Classes in China - (in English and Chinese)   音乐大师课程诠释


      Rules for Musicians and Music Students - (in English and Chinese)    规则

Available for Workshops,
See Don's TEDx talk about defining music.Performances, Master Classes!

(Don's current and old addresses are at the bottom of the page)

Don's Shenzhen Daily News article about taking action against second-hand smoke.

Presentation of Don's Smoking Machine






 Poems by Nancy E. Cardenuto featured on the Endangered Species music page

The website of my Tibetan friend Dhondup; he is a thangka artist!
我的藏族朋友的网站དོན་བརྒྱུད་རས་; 他是唐卡艺术家!

Why I no longer charge for printed or recorded music

All work by Don “Orfeo” Rechtman contained herein is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Contact Information--New Address in Shenzhen's Luohu District (as of Sept. 6, 2023)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
16C Star Pavilion, Phase II, Masterdamingyuan, Taining Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China  518001
Phone (China): (+86) 135-2889-6144
Weixin (WeChat) name:  oorfeo


Contact Information--Previous Address in Shenzhen's Wutong Shan Village (Dec. 1, 2021 through Sept. 6, 2023)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
No. 91 302, Wutong Shan Chi Shui Dong Cun
Donghu Street, Luohu District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong, China  518114
Phone (China): (+86) 135-2889-6144
Weixin (WeChat) name:  oorfeo


Old Wutong Shan Village address (as of April 19, 2021)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
No. 53 Wutong Shan Shi Chang Keng Bei Cun
Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China  518020
Phone (China):
(+86) 135-2889-6144
Weixin (WeChat) name:  oorfeo


Contact Information--Old Address in Nanchang (from May 23, 2020 through April 19, 2021)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
Apt. 16-1701
Blue Bay Community
1588 Aixi Hunan Road, High-tech Zone
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China   330033
南昌市高新区艾溪湖南路1588号,中骏蓝湾小区16栋1701号 邮编330033
Phone (China):
(+86) 135-2889-6144
Weixin (WeChat) name:  oorfeo


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