Thursday, March 15, 2018

CHINA – CHINE
Unesco Collection – A Musical Anthology of the Orient – BM 30 SL 2032 (LP)
Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

Traditional classical chinese music 古典中国音乐 musique chinoise traditionnelle

This is one of my very favorite Chinese traditional music records, especially the fiery The Great Embuscade with Li Tingsong on the pipa lute (Side A2) and the introspective Flowing Waters performed by Guan Pinghu on the qin zither (Side B1).

Un de mes albums préférés de musique traditionnelle chinoise, avec notamment le fougueux La Grande Embuscade joué par Li Tingsong au luth pipa à 4 cordes (Face A2) et l’introspectif Eaux Courantes interprété par Guan Pinghu sur la cithare quin à 7 cordes (Face B1).


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"Only those who take leisurely what the people of the world are busy about can be busy about what the people of the world take leisurely."

Chang Ch’ao (Zhang Zhao), 156-236
(Translated by Lin Yutang in The Importance of Living, 1937)


"Si vous voulez faire en sorte 
         que votre expression poétique soit parfaitement réussie,
N’ayez pas d’aversion
         à l’encontre du calme ou du vide:
Car le calme
         parachève les divers mouvements;
Car le vide
         accueille en lui tous les mondes possibles."

Su Dongpo (ou Su Shi), 1037-1101
(Dans François Julien, L’éloge de la fadeurà partir de la pensée et de l’esthétique de la Chine, 1991)



Photographs below are from Trois Mille Ans de Peinture Chinoise by Yang Xin, Richard M. Barnhart, Nie Chongzheng, James Cahill, Lang Shaun and Wu Hung, Editions Philippe Picquier, 1997:

Art Chinese Traditional 中国传统艺术 art chinois traditionel



Art Chinese Traditional 中国传统艺术 art chinois traditionel



Art Chinese Traditional 中国传统艺术 art chinois traditionel




8 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank you! Those large booklets are one of the many wonderful aspects of collecting LP records. It's great to see that you put the time into scanning these large documents!

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  3. excellent, the unesco series is a good one

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  4. Thank you very much for the music, scans and beautiful images, incredible work! Very much appreciated as always :)

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  5. Merci infiniment. Magnifique!

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  6. Wooow man! Thanks sooo much!!! I downloaded all music :D :D Your blog is very very impressive, thanks again.

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  7. Thanx very much for all your kind comments. There's plenty more to come. Bless

    Grand merci pour tous vos commentaires et encouragements. Ce n'est qu'un début. Bien à vous

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  8. Holy shmoly, this record is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to the "plenty more to come" very much :)

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