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A Moonlit Night on the Spring River: Music Is Poetry

This music is my favorite piece among the “Top 10 Chinese Classic Music” (the 6th one). In 2008, this music was used in the Opening Ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic games.
since 1925, this music is renamed as “A Moonlit Night on the Spring River”, which is the name of a poem from Tang Dynasty by Zhang Ruoxu. Unlike infamous poets such as Li Bai, who had written thousands of good poems, Zhang Ruoxu has only two poems documented. However, one is enough, he does not need many.

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[24 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 6,195 views]
Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon: What A Beautiful Night Sky

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Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon
In 1932, Ren Guang, a great Chinese musician, was the director of programme department of  record company EMI (Shanghai). At that time, together with another famous Chinese musician Nie Er, he wrote a number of Chinese orchestral music for an album by EMI Chinese orchestra. “Colorful clouds chasing the moon” is one of them, composed in 1935.