Jiangnan Sizhu (silk and bamboo music of the Jiangnan region):
China, Classical Music - Southern Minorities Music - Regional Tale - Peking Opera
(Playasound PS 65048) 1989 CD
Various Artists - Chine - Classique-Minorites-Conte-Opera
01. Music of Yangtze Region, Jiangnan Sizhu (xíng jiē 行街 street procession) - Ensemble
02. Music of Yangtze Region, Jiangnan Sizhu (píng hú qiū yuè 平湖秋月 Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake) - Ensemble
03. Music of Yangtze Region, Jiangnan Sizhu (huān lè gē 欢乐歌 song of joy) - Ensemble
04. Music of southern minorities, Cock Dance - Percussion ensemble
05. Music of southern minorities, Lusheng Dance - Yao ensemble
06. Music of southern minorities, Dance of the cat and the mouse - Ensemble
07. Music of southern minorities, Dance of bamboos - Ensemble
08. Music of southern minorities, Dance of drums - Ensemble
09. Chinese tale (Suzhou tan ci) - Vocals with sanxian & pipa
10. Jing She [sic] (4 laureates of the imperial prize) - Beijing Opera
CD booklet has inconsistent or incorrect romanisation of Chinese names and words.
Contains little or no information about the performers or location of the recordings.
The tracks on the CD appear to be live field recordings.
Only tracks 1,2 and 3 are Jiangnan sizhu, although track 2 (ping hu qiu yue) is ususally catagorised as Guangdong Music, it is a piece played by Jiangnan sizhu musicians. The recordings here seem to be the Jiangnan sizhu heard in teahouses played by amateur musicians. Some might argue that this is "authentic" Jiangnan sizhu, in contrast to the type of Jiangnan sizhu performeded by conservatory trained professionals who play from notation.
Link: 97MB, 190 variable bitrate mp3, inc covers and booklet