Pipa classcics

  • 15 November, 2017
  • Carlson Wong
Pipa classcics

This week’s Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes features two classics: The Cresting Moon (High) Moon, believed to have been composed by Emperor Ming of Tang Dynasty (618-906) and the present pipa solo version has been realized by the distinguished musician, Wei Zhongle.

Ambush on all Sides, of all the Chinese music that has been handed down through the ages, the pipa solo Ambush on all Sides is by far the most famous and dramatic and the music is based on an event of importance in Chinese history-the defeat of the feudal state of Chu at the hands of Han in 202 B.C.