China: The Art Of The Pipa

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Catalog: C 561128
Format: COMPACT DISC

WANG WEIPING

Wang Weiping belongs to the generation of pipa lute performers that has taken over brilliantly from the historical masters, and is by no means inferior to them, as far as both virtuosity and musicality are concerned: traditional pieces and compositions under the emblematic patronage of the princess Wang Zhaojun. The pipa, an instrument with a rich repertoire and advanced playing technique, has long been in the hands of the professionals, and occupies an important place at the Conservatory as well as concerts. The generation born after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) has taken over brilliantly from its historical masters, Li Tingsong (Suzhou 1906-1976), Lin Shicheng (born in 1922 in Shanghai), and even Liu Dehai (born in 1937 in the Hebei), and is by no means inferior to them, as far as both virtuosity and musicality are concerned. Wang Weiping is one of the most remarkable representative of this new generation. Incidentally, it should be noted that Chinese culture is one of the few cultures in the world to grant women the rank they deserve as instrumentalists. She is a specialist in the thousand year old repertoire of Dunhuang scores transcribed by Ye Dong, which she has played in Hong Kong, Macao and Japan. She is pursuing her international career as a soloist and within the ensemble “Fleur de Prunus”, and is working with modern Chinese contemporary composers.

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