Friday, March 22, 2019

CHINA – CHINE
The Music of China Vol. 1 – Chinese Instruments – Anthology AST 4000, published 1969 (LP)
China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

China Chinese classical music traditional music qin zheng pipa sanxian yueqin yangqin vinyl

This marvelous anthology of Chinese classical music recorded in mainland China showcases plucked and struck chordophones (string instruments), including the four-foot long, seven-string unfretted Ch’in (or Qin) zither played by Kuan P'ing-hu (A1) and P'u Hsüeh-chai (B4); the shorter 16-string Cheng (or Zhengzither played by Liu T'ien-i (A2) and Ts'ao Cheng (A3)Wang I-fu’sYang-ch’in (or Yangqin) dulcimer (A4); Yü Liang-mo’s four-string P’i-p’a (or Pipa) lute (B2); Li Yung-nien’s Yüeh-ch'in (or Yueqin) lute (also called a "moon guitar") (B3); and Li I on the fretless San-hsien (Sanxian) three-string lute (B1).

Reflective and delicate music performed by great masters steeped in the magnificent time-honored Chinese tradition.

Cette superbe anthologie de musique classique chinoise enregistrée en Chine continentale présente des instruments à cordes pincés et frappés, y compris la cithare Ch'in (ou Qin) fretless à 7 cordes jouée par Kuan P'ing-hu (A1) et P'u Hsüeh-chai (B4); la cithare Cheng (ou Zheng) à 16 cordes jouée par Liu T'ien-i (A2) et Ts'ao Cheng (A3); le dulcimer Yang-ch’in (ou Yangqin) de Wang I-fu (A4); le luth P’i-p’a (ou pipa) à quatre cordes de Yü Liang-mo (B2); le luth Yüeh-ch'in (ou Yueqin) (également appelé "citare de lune") de Li Yung-nien (B3); et Li I sur le luth San-hsien (Sanxian) fretless à trois cordes (B1).

Des musiques intimistes et délicates interprétées par de grands maîtres imprégnés de l’esprit de l'authentique tradition chinoise d'antan.


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Our other Chinese classical music post:
A Musical Anthology of the Orient – BM 30 SL 2032 here

Photographs below are from Les Instruments de Musique Populaires by Alexandre Buchner, Gründ, 1969, and Chinese Art Under the Mongols - The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) by Sherman E. Lee, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968:


Musician playing the Qin:

MusicRepublic CHINA – CHINE The Music of China Vol. 1 – Chinese Instruments – Anthology AST 4000


Detail of Ch'ih-kuo-t'ien, Guardian of the East, from the relief of the Chü-yung-kuan gate, north of Beijing, c. 1345:

MusicRepublic CHINA – CHINE The Music of China Vol. 1 – Chinese Instruments – Anthology AST 4000

3 comments:

  1. as always i get excited as i approach your blog... what will i find this time??
    this record of china and the ivory coast record excites. how can the world be in such a mess when we all can make such music?
    thank you robert

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    1. Like you Robert, I’m always looking for excitement in music. A rewarding sensation which feels both mysterious and familiar, particularly when we listen to music outside our culture and times.

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