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[5 Sep 2009 | One Comment | 2,551 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.

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[6 Aug 2009 | Comments Off on A Moonlit Night on the Spring River: Music Is Poetry | 11,350 views]
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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[16 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 6,246 views]
Fernleaf Hedge Bamboo in the Moonlight: the Tropical Romance

something special: Hulusi duet by two American girls
In the video above, the two girls playing hulusi duet are sisters from California, USA. Meilin and Sulin Gray’s mother is a Chinese. When Meilin was 13, she made a bold decision herself to come to China and learn Chinese and Chinese culture.

Grown up an active Californian girl, Meilin is gifted in performance art. She can sing both English and Chinese songs; she can play both western and Chinese instruments; she can sing both Peking opera and Shaoxing opera … Overall, she is …

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[24 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 12,704 views]
Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon: What A Beautiful Night Sky

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.

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[5 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 1,430 views]
Morning of Miao Hills: The Romanian Skylark Flies in China

Those beautiful paintings in this vid is batik art (wax-resist dyeing by southwestern minority Ethnics: Miao, Buyi, Yao, etc.)
Ciocarlia – The Sky Lark from Romania
The Skylark (Ciocarlia) is a famous Romanian folk tune. It’s very well known around the globe as well as in China. Its fast delightful rhythm describes a scene that skylark flies high and free in the sky. It’s one of the best music about birds, and perhaps the most famous around the world。 You’re view it on youtube here.

In 1950s, Romanian musicians were invited to the …