Various Artists UNES08071

The qin, zheng, and pipa are plucked string instruments that can be traced back to the Sui (581–618 AD) and Tang (618–907 AD) dynasties. All three are generally played as solo instruments—five of the six pieces on this recording are solos. The six performers on this album are renowned masters and teachers of their instruments.

Liner notes by Wang Qun offer an overview of the history of Chinese music and in-depth commentary on each selection.

Chinese Translation


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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Year Released 1985
Record Label UNESCO
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2014 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1985 Auvidis-UNESCO
Genre(s) World

Download Liner Notes

101 Haiqing na tian'e Chen Zeming 13:13
102 Shimian maifu Li Tingsong 8:33
103 Pingsha luo yan Ding Boling 3:32
104 Liushui Guan Pinghu 7:33
105 Ao'ai Guan Pinghu 6:24
106 Meihua san nong Fu Xuezhai, Zha Yiping 9:48
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