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[4 May 2009 | Comments Off on Dance of Yao Tribe – Shall We Dance? | 1,288 views]

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Dance of Yao Tribe at Golden Hall, Vienna

Composed by Liu Tie-shan and Mao Yuan in the 1950s, this music is a representative of contemporary Chinese music. Sometimes it is also translated as “Dance of (the) Yao People”.

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[5 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 30,348 views]
Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flowers): the symbol of Chinese Music

Overall, this folk song is well recognized to western listeners because of Puccini and is played at many formal situations, kind of like our second national anthem. Mo Li Hua (茉莉花), which means ‘Jasmine Flowers’, is a popular Chinese folk song.

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[19 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 7,850 views]
Horse Racing on the Two Strings of Erhu

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A “HAPPY” Erhu masterpiece
For the people who don’t like Erhu, their major complain is about its sorrowful tune. Although you can play whatever music you want with erhu, lots of (maybe most) famous erhu pieces are about unhappy expression such as loneliness, homesickness, life difficulties, sufferings etc. (For example, the most famous erhu piece “Moon Reflected on Second Spring“). Honestly, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s about Chinese culture; maybe it’s inherited in the characteristics of erhu tunes.
However, there IS one famous “HAPPY” erhu masterpiece  “Horse …

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[4 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,215 views]
My Nostalgia – Contemporary Chinese Music Masterpiece

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Best of Chinese contemporary music ?
Composed in 1937 by Ma Si-Cong, this music is considered as  one of the earliest and best contemporary Chinese music. Although it’s not as famous as the other two, this music, together with “Moon reflected on Second Spring” and “Butterfly Lovers”, was often introduced as the representatives of Chinese contemporary music.
For the Chinese people overseas (for whatever reason, immigrants, study, travel, etc.), this music is particularly touching, not only …

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[19 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 10,715 views]
Best Erhu Masterpiece Ever – Moon Reflected on Second Spring

Best Erhu (Chinese Violin) Piece Ever – How?
“I should kneel down to listen to it!” — Ozawa Seiji,  Japanese Conductor
One of the best known Chinese music inside and outside China
In 1985, an album of 11 Chinese music was introduced in USA, this one is the first.
When you talk about Chinese music, firstly you talk about Erhu (so called Chinese Violin); when you talk about Erhu, firstly you talk about this one – Moon reflected on Second Spring.