Fu-Tong Wong was born in Guangdong Province, China in 1948. He recieved his Master's degree from Kent State University School of Music, and is a violin educator, writer, composer, and music theorist. He currently resides in Taiwan and is a professor at the Department of Music, Tainan University of Technology. Symphony: the Hero with Great Eagle is one of Wong's most important works. Inspired by his favorite novelist Jin Yong, Wong determined to write a symphony for 'the Return of the Condor Heroes' back in 1976 and began recieving formal composition training at the age of 30. Each movement of the symphony describes a different stage of the novel's main character's life. The detailed titles are: 1) Prelude - A Rebellious Departure from the Monastery 2) Waltz - The Ancient Tomb Master and her Desciple 3) Variations - When a men may be called a Hero 4) Adagio - the Greatest of Sorrows 5) Rondo - Practising Swordsmanship in the Billows of the Sea 6) Fugue - What in face is Love 7) Dance - Birthday Gifts brough forth by the Heroes 8) Fantasy - Reunion in the Vally. The recording were done in Russia and performed by Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra with conductor Mak Ka-lok.