Chinese Virtuoso Instrumental Music 180g LP
Chinese Virtuoso Instrumental Music 180g LP

Chinese Virtuoso Instrumental Music 180g LP

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SKU:
RHYLP53041
UPC:
6970249530412

180g Vinyl LP!

Throughout a rich five thousand year history, China has developed a highly sophisticated musical culture. The classics of ancient Chinese music not only call for instrumental virtuosity but also rely upon the musician’s skill in bringing to life the rich extra-musical representations and imagery. Ancient Chinese music is in fact, poetry in sound; or similarly, a landscape painting in musical tones, drawing inspiration from and even competing with the subtle and allusive language of classical Chinese poetry, for the ideas and the emotions of the composers or the players. The abstract musical forms of the Western classical tradition, as the sonata or symphony is alien to Chinese musical thinking, rather the focus was always to provide a mental image in sound of a place, or time or person.

Presented on this album are ten of the most famous works of Chinese instrumental music interpreted by six top instrumentalists.

The rich variety of Chinese instrumental music finds its inspiration in natural beauty, military heroics and human sorrow. "Ambush on All Sides" is a musical depiction of an ancient battle between Chu and Han tribes during the Warring States period of China's history. "Waterfall from An Overhanging Cliff" is performed on the Zheng (Chinese zither) and Xiao (bamboo vertical flute) and vividly depicts the natural beauty of a waterfall on a high cliff. "Three Variations on Yangguan" is a piece about the sadness of separation of two good friends. In the piece "Deep Night" you can hear the sounds of a variety of traditional percussion instruments that were used in traditional Jing Ju (Beijing opera) to evoke the excitement of the noisy audience. "Folk Tune" is performed on the bangdi (a high-pitched horizontal flute, made of bamboo) accompanied by a marimba and xylophone, depicting a noisy marketplace. "General's Command" is another piece depicting a battle scene.

Features

  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold jacket with black debossed Chinese lettering
  • Made in EU

Musicians

Song Fei ehru
Zhang Qiang pipa
Du Cong flutes
Zhao Jiazhen guqin
Wang Jianhua percussion
Chang Jing guzheng

Selections

Side A:

  1. Ambush On All Sides
  2. Folk Tune
  3. Three Variations On Yangguan
  4. Deep Night
  5. Reflected Moonlight On Er-quan Spring

Side B:

  1. Waterfall From An Overhanging Cliff
  2. Flamboyant Dress Of Jade And Velvet
  3. Remembrance Of Xiaoxiang
  4. A Flower And Its Shadow
  5. General's Command
Description

180g Vinyl LP!

Throughout a rich five thousand year history, China has developed a highly sophisticated musical culture. The classics of ancient Chinese music not only call for instrumental virtuosity but also rely upon the musician’s skill in bringing to life the rich extra-musical representations and imagery. Ancient Chinese music is in fact, poetry in sound; or similarly, a landscape painting in musical tones, drawing inspiration from and even competing with the subtle and allusive language of classical Chinese poetry, for the ideas and the emotions of the composers or the players. The abstract musical forms of the Western classical tradition, as the sonata or symphony is alien to Chinese musical thinking, rather the focus was always to provide a mental image in sound of a place, or time or person.

Presented on this album are ten of the most famous works of Chinese instrumental music interpreted by six top instrumentalists.

The rich variety of Chinese instrumental music finds its inspiration in natural beauty, military heroics and human sorrow. "Ambush on All Sides" is a musical depiction of an ancient battle between Chu and Han tribes during the Warring States period of China's history. "Waterfall from An Overhanging Cliff" is performed on the Zheng (Chinese zither) and Xiao (bamboo vertical flute) and vividly depicts the natural beauty of a waterfall on a high cliff. "Three Variations on Yangguan" is a piece about the sadness of separation of two good friends. In the piece "Deep Night" you can hear the sounds of a variety of traditional percussion instruments that were used in traditional Jing Ju (Beijing opera) to evoke the excitement of the noisy audience. "Folk Tune" is performed on the bangdi (a high-pitched horizontal flute, made of bamboo) accompanied by a marimba and xylophone, depicting a noisy marketplace. "General's Command" is another piece depicting a battle scene.

Features

  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold jacket with black debossed Chinese lettering
  • Made in EU

Musicians

Song Fei ehru
Zhang Qiang pipa
Du Cong flutes
Zhao Jiazhen guqin
Wang Jianhua percussion
Chang Jing guzheng

Selections

Side A:

  1. Ambush On All Sides
  2. Folk Tune
  3. Three Variations On Yangguan
  4. Deep Night
  5. Reflected Moonlight On Er-quan Spring

Side B:

  1. Waterfall From An Overhanging Cliff
  2. Flamboyant Dress Of Jade And Velvet
  3. Remembrance Of Xiaoxiang
  4. A Flower And Its Shadow
  5. General's Command
ISBN
6970249530412
ASSOC
R
Genre
World
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Title
Chinese Virtuoso Instrumental Music
Composer
Additional Artists
Song Fei, Zhang Qiang, Du Cong, Zhao Jiazhen, Wang Jianhua, Chang Jing
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-02-2019
Release Date
08-20-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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