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[5 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Top 10 Chinese Classical Music – Part II | 2,855 views]

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“Top 10 Chinese Classical Music – part I” continues
6. Flute & Drum Music at Dusk (夕阳萧鼓)

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One of my favorites. It is one of the most popular Pipa pieces. In 1925,Shanghai Datong Music Society composed the famous “Blossoms on a Spring Moonlit Night ( 春江花月夜 )” based on this ancient Pipa solo.

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[30 Jan 2009 | 14 Comments | 19,545 views]
Top 10 Chinese Classical Music – Part I

Introduction:

Honestly, Chinese classical music is not as good as western music. Its theoretical basis was too poor comparing to western music.  A famous Chinese philosopher Feng, You-Lan said: Anybody who knows both eastern and western music would prefer western music; however, anybody who knows both eastern and western philosophy would prefer eastern philosophy.  So, from this point of view, to know Chinese classical music is a very good way to understand Chinese philosophy, since Chinese music is influenced by the eastern philosophy and integrated into life style of Chinese culture.
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