Tug At China's Heartstrings

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Label: Channel Classics
Catalog: CCSSA80607
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid

1 SACD - Label: Channel Classics - CCSSA80607 - Jolly Tune - - :

Gu Guanren: Jolly Tune Guo Wenjing: Xi Khachaturian: Sabre Dance from Gayane (trans. Li Fu Bin) Ning Yong: Camel Bell Ring Echoing Along the Silk Road trad.: Street Musicians (trans. Li Guo Hun) Journey beyond Xikou (Shang Hsi folk song, trans. Bao Yuan Kai) Riddle-Guessing Song (Yunnan folk song, trans. Bao Yuan Kai) Ambush on all Sides (trans. Zhang Hong Yan) Night in Moscow (Russian folk song, trans.Wang Dan Hong) Wang Hui-Ran: Spring visits South China (duet for Pipa and San Hsian, trans. Jiang Shui Lin and Wei Hong Yu) Wu Hua: In the Still of Late Night Yan Hai Deng: Tune from Jin Region (trans. Wang Zhi When) Zhao Jiping: Night Banquet

Music for plucked instruments is music for an ensemble of various plucked instruments and is an integrated part of traditional Chinese (or China's national) instrumental music. China is a country with 56 ethnic groups of which the 'Han' (known to the westerners as Mandarin) is dominating in population size. The Chinese plucked instrument world represents all ethnic groups living in China today?among which instruments like pipa (Chinese lute), ruan (a fourstringed instrument with a round sound box and fingerboard with frets), qin (a seven-stringed instrument with a flat oblong soundboard), gu zhen (Chinese zither with many strings (normally with 21 strings), san hsian (three-stringed instrument with a long fingerboard and a drum-shaped sound box at the fingerboard bottom), yang qin (Chinese cymbalo) and liu qin (Chinese mandolin).

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