If you like Chinese or Taiwanese traditional music, then you must not miss Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes. A favorite of many, this program is listed as one of the top ten shows in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2009 by Passport to the World Band Radio, a leading shortwave magazine. A vast array of instruments are featured and it is a show that will satisfy your hunger for exotic music.
Dr.Cai Kexin said he has done a lot of compilation and most of the selected tracks are western-oriented classical or pop music. The selected tracks featured in the album are composed of Chinese and Western orchestra and most of the melodies are recorded by Li Xiaopei, the most experienced recording engineer in China. Dr.Cai said he and the former chairman of Taiwan Cement Company Leslie Koo spared no efforts to shape Chinese music culture.
Master Hong Yi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942) was a man of letters in the modern history of China. His great accomplishments in every aspect were highly esteemed by intellectuals and people in the Buddhist circle.
Qin music in the early years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) stemmed from the ancient music of the Song (960-1279) and Ming (1368-1644) Dynasties. So it was fair to say that the origin of qin music of Sichuan (Shu) dated from the time no later than the Ming Dynasty. Wang Huade, the performer was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China in 1922 and passed away in 2008. He was known as the “king of Sichuan Qin”.