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[17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation | 1,474 views]
Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation

This music is rich in national characteristics, and has a strong flavor of the times. It is deeply loved many musicians, was adapted into Guzheng, Sanxian, Yangqin, Ruan solo and orchestral music.

A famous Guitarist, Yin Biao, turned it into a classical guitar solo. In 1987, he played it at China International Guitar Festival held in Zhuhai. Artists from France, Japan, Spain, Austria and Argentina praised it and it soon became one of the most influential classical guitar music in the guitar world.

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[31 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks | 1,036 views]
Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks

In the previous four posts about Chinese music, I introduced four most popular representative works written by Composer Lei Zhenbang. Today in this post, I’d like to summarize these posts and tell you something about the composer Lei Zhenbang himself.

Lei Zhenbang’s Most Popular Works: …>>

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[17 May 2010 | Comments Off on By the Butterfly Spring: Tale of Five Golden Flowers | 1,096 views]
By the Butterfly Spring: Tale of Five Golden Flowers

“By the Butterfly Spring” is an interlude song from the romantic comedy film “Five Golden Flowers” produced by Changchun Film Studio in 1959.

The movie told the love story of a pair of Bai youth who made promise of love through antiphonal singing by the butterfly spring in Dali, Yunnan. At that time, the unique tradition of Bai people expressing love through antiphonal singing was still quite unfamiliar to other Chinese ethnics.

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[8 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Ten Folk Music for A Happy Chinese New Year | 1,481 views]
Ten Folk Music for A Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the happiest moment of year for Chinese people. Happiest moment must have happiest music. Here I selected ten happiest Chinese folk music for you. Wish you a happy new year of the tiger!

Folk festival music, a major tributary of Chinese folk music, has strong characteristics of secular music. It is good at the expression of lively scene of carnival, and rendering festive atmosphere.

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[5 Sep 2009 | One Comment | 736 views]
In A Far Away Land – A True Fairy Tale

This masterpiece soon became popular since its debut in 1939. World-renowned singers, such as John Denver (as shown at the top), Paul Robertson, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, and lots of others, have this song as a reserved track, singing all over the world. Conservatoire de Paris included this song into its Oriental Music curriculum.

This is a touching song, but also a moving story. This song, everyone can sing; the story, not many people know.