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Traditional Music of China


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Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Sichuan A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music

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Released: 2012-10-26
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This Naxos China Travelogue tour of Sichuan (Szechwan) takes us to a land of lakes and snow-capped mountains, with a fertile central plain. The tour starts in Chengdu in a park, where there is a replica of the thatched cottage in which the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu (Tu Fu) took refuge for years. Temples in the province include the elaborate Wuhou Memorial Temple, the temples on Qingcheng Mountain and the legendary Fulong Temple. Most impressive of all, however, must be the natural scenery the rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and the mountains that protected the province from invasion for so many centuries. The tour is accompanied by music played on traditional instruments.

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Ancient Art Music of China

Lyrichord
Released: 2009-04-16
Audio CD (World Music)

Ancient Art Music of China
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Lily Yuan, solo yangqin. The yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and serene sounding instruments in the world, and it is played here by Lily Yuan, the foremost young performer of this instrument in China today. A brand new, digital recording of a truly virtuoso performance. Produced by Gerald Gold.

Chinese Traditional Zheng Music

Oliver Sudden Productions Inc.
Released: 2004-11-02
Audio CD (World Music)

Chinese Traditional Zheng Music
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Hong Ting performs 16 traditional musical pieces on the zheng, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument. This digital recording captures the soothing ethereal sound of the zheng.

Rare Fung Hang Band China Traditional Cantonese Instrumental Music 12" CLP1987

FUNG HANG
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Rare Fung Hang Band China Traditional Cantonese Instrumental Music 12" CLP1987
 

Traditional Music Of China

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Released: 2015-09-01
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Traditional Music Of China
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Compilation of Chinese music, with CD1 dedicated to Chinese traditional instruments while CD2 is a selection of the very best of the National Opera of Beijing.

Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Hangzhou A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music

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Released: 2012-10-26
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Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, held a position of importance from the time of the Sui dynasty (581-617 C.E.), and is sited at the end of the Grand Canal, with linked waterways that provided communication between the provinces of China. It was the capital of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1276), visited by Marco Polo in the following Mongol Yuan dynasty. He compared Hangzhou to Venice, praised its traditional arts and crafts, and commented on its great importance in the spice trade and on the beauty of the West Lake with its bordering pavilions and temples. Historical monuments abound, with temples and pagodas, and buildings that recall ancient China. The music chosen for this tour of Hangzhou is played on traditional Chinese instruments. Unusually there is a Bach Minuet, transcribed for the Chinese dulcimer, the yangqin, used to accompany a visit to a silk museum. Other instruments heard include the dizi, the Chinese bamboo transverse flute, and ensembles of wind and strings, known as 'silk and bamboo' from their silk strings and bamboo pipes. Traditional Chinese music, like Chinese painting, is generally associated with a scene or poem, as revealed in its evocative titles.

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The Chieftains in China

Claddagh Records
Released: 2011-12-27
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The Chieftains in China
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China: Music of the Pipa

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Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Xi'an A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music

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The capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, its name translating as 'Western Peace', was the Chinese capital during the Tang dynasty (618-906 C.E.). The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, completed in 704 on the orders of the Empress Wu Zetain during her period of rule as Empress of the Zhou dynasty, soon replaced by the restored Tang, is one of the oldest such structures in China. Of particular interest is the tomb of the Emperor Huang, regarded as the founder of the unified Chinese nation, and the remarkable terracotta warriors and horses discovered around the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang Di, founder of the Qin dynasty who died in 210 B.C.E.. The tour ends with views of the precipitous Huashan (Flower Mountain), so called from its five peaks, grouped in the shape of a great flower. The music chosen for this tour of Xi'an is played on traditional Chinese instruments. The excerpts include, to accompany the terracotta warriors, a contemporary composition inspired by Zhang Ji's poem Night at the Maple Bridge giving particular prominence to the zhongruan, a form of Chinese lute of ancient origin. Other instruments heard are the Chinese transverse bamboo flute, the dizi, the Chinese plucked zither, the guqin, and the Chinese lute, the pipa. A glimpse of operatic stage performance finds a place for a Shaanxi opera tune, an example of the music to be heard in the many regional forms of Chinese opera.

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