Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 1: The Han People

Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 1: The Han People

Various Artists FW04091 / FE 4091

Han Kuo-Huang selected this collection of Chinese Operas of the Han people. He explains that “art in contemporary China is to serve a specific (usually political) function rather than the ultimate art-for-art’s sake idea of the west” and that “the audience for this art is workers, peasants, and soldiers.” The traditional opera styles are merged here with themes of contemporary life such as in “The Marriage of Xiao Erhei,” which challenges the feudal marriage system. Liner notes include a history of the Han people and song information.



韩国璜先生精心挑选了在汉族中流行的中国戏曲制作成这张合集。他说:“中国的艺术是有着特定的政治作用的,而不是像西方一样为了艺术而艺术,”并且“这些作品的对象是工人、农民和士兵。”在这里,传统戏剧风格和当下的社会生活融合,例如,《小二黑结婚》采用了反抗封建婚姻制度的视角。专辑内页含有汉族的历史和歌曲信息。

Year Released 1980
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1980 Folkways Records

Genre(s) World
Country(s) China
Culture Group(s) Han
Instrument(s) Piano
Subject(s) Choral music; Complaint; Dance; Drama; Folksong revival; Logging--Songs and music.; Love songs; Marriage; Motion picture soundtracks; Nature; Nonsense literature; Occupational; Opera; Patriotic songs; Political ballads and songs; Propaganda; Songs; Wit and humor; World music
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101 Lan Huahua Yanping Liu, Cultural Troupe Orch North China Military District 3:40
102 Xintianyou - Sing As You Wish Yanping Liu, Cultural Troupe Orch North China Military District 2:47
103 Selling Vegetables / Selling the Drought Boat Bingquan Bai, Theater Troupe Orch. Xian People's Song and Dance 2:24
104 Love Song of the Grassland Yixuan Yu and Mingxin Du 2:38
105 The Bubbling Brook Hung Huang, Station Orchestra People's Central Broadcasting, Xiuwen Pen 3:35
106 The Horse Driver's Song Hung Huang, Station Orchestra People's Central Broadcasting, Xun Zeng 3:16
107 Happy in Seeing the Rising Sun Shaoxu Cai and Junwei Zhang 2:17
108 Take a Look at the Sweetheart Shujun Li, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera 4:21
201 The Sun Rises over the Mountain Baoyong Zhu and Youheng Xian 3:21
202 Lotus Pond, A Pleasant Place Army Vanguard Song Chinese People's Liberation, Orchestra and Dance Troupe Chorus and, Zhong Zhu 4:51
203 Eve of the Flower Festival Jing Tao, and Orchestra Shanghai Music Society Chorus, Shanghai Film Studio Orchestra 3:18
204 Fairy's Trace under the Moonlight Jing Tao, and Orchestra Shanghai Music Society Chorus, Shanghai Film Studio Orchestra 3:43
205 Why Hasn't Erhei Brother Come Back? Music: Ma Ke, Qiao Gu Lanyin Guo, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera, Haoye Wu 3:05
206 The Good Days Will Finally Arrive Lanyin Guo, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera, Haoye Wu 3:06
207 Blizzard in the Dead of Winter Huanhua Hu, Opera Company Orch. Eastern China Experimental, Yiting Wu 1:37
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