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[4 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,106 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.

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For the Chinese people overseas (for whatever reason, immigrants, study, travel, …

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[19 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 10,312 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.

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[5 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Top 10 Chinese Classical Music – Part II | 3,563 views]

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

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 | 24,827 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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