Red Chamber Dream Pipa Concerto

  • 01 November, 2017
  • Carlson Wong
Red Chamber Dream Pipa Concerto

The Dream of the Red Chamber, a Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) novel of a love triangle and the fall of a great family, is considered to be one of the greatest of all literary Chinese works. Shui Man Pan’s rendition of this narrative marks a turning point in Chinese musical composition for it is the first time that a composer had successfully adapted traditional four or eight phrase Chinese music structures for a concerto.