Sunday, 18 October 2009
Chen Jiebing - Erhu Recital (1985 cassette)
Artist/Performers: Chen Jiebing, Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble Orchestra
Chén Jiébīng 陈洁冰, shànghǎi gēwǔtuán guǎnxiányuèduì 上海歌舞团管弦乐队
Album: Erhu Recital, èrhú dúzòu 二胡独奏
Company: China Record Co. HL-384
Cassette tape track list:
A1. xīn hūn bié 新婚别 The Parting of the Newly Wedded
A2. tīng sōng 听松 Listening Pine
B1. liáng xiāo 良宵 New Year's Eve
B2. yángguān sān dié 阳关三叠 Yang Guan Melody
B3. chūn shī 春诗 Spring Poem
B4. pútáo shú le 葡萄熟了Grapes Ripen
Filename: Chen Jiebing - Erhu Recital (1985 cass).zip
Size: 45.28 MB, 130 vbr mp3 in zip folder inc covers and notes in Chinese
Download link: http://sharebee.com/a6d1b29e
The recordings on this cassette tape are erhu solo with a symphonic-like accompaniment by a large orchestra modelled on the western symphony orchestra but with Chinese instruments.
The erhu player is Chen Jiebing, also know as Jiebing Chen.
Hu Zhihou - Guanzi Solo, River Water (1995)
Artist: Hú Zhìhòu 胡志厚, and
Zhōngyāng Yīnyuè Xuéyuàn Mínzú Yuètuán 中央音乐学院民族乐团 (Central Conservatory of Music traditional ensemble)
Album: jiāng hé shuǐ guǎnzi dúzòu 江河水管子独奏, (river water, guanzi solo),
Zhōngguó chuántǒng qìyuè míngjiā míngqǔ 中国传统器乐名家名曲
(masters and masterpieces of Chinese traditional instrumental music)
Company: guǎngdōng zhūjiāng yīnxiàng chūbǎnshè chūbǎn 广东珠江音像出版社出版
(Guangdong Zhujiang A & V publishing house)
AJA - 0019
Notes: CD is in Chinese only.
01. Wàn Nián Huān 万年欢 (thousand year happiness)
02. Zuì Wēng Cāo 醉翁操 (intoxicated)
03. Fàng Lǘ 放驴 (driving a donkey)
04. Jiāng Hé Shuǐ 江河水 (river water)
05. Zǒu Xī Kǒu 走西口 (journey to west gate)
06. Pǔ ǎn zhòu 普庵咒 (incantation of Pu'an)
07. Xiǎo Táo Hóng 小桃红 (little red peach)
08. Yuè Zhāng 乐章 (a music movement)
Download link: http://sharebee.com/c24a43dc
Filename: Hu Zhihou - Guanzi Solo (1995, Zhujiang).zip
Size: 73.52 MB, 130 vbr mp3 in zip folder inc covers
The instrument featured on this album is the guanzi. It is a Chinese double reed wind instrument. The guanzi player is Hu Zhihou of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
http://huqinblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/central-conservatory-famous-chinese.html has another version of track 5. Zǒu Xī Kǒu 走西口 (journey to west gate), which I actually prefer over the version on the CD in this post.
Hu Zhihou also has an album called "Music of the Guanzi" on the Japanese "JVC World Sounds" series of CDs . I'm not sure if it is still currently available, but I think it's probably easier to find in the west than the Chinese-only CD.
Track list from the CD:
1. yàn luò shā tān 雁落沙滩 (Yan Luo Sha Tan)
2. sān bǎo fó 三宝佛 (San Bao Fe [sic])
3. hú jiā shí bā pāi 胡笳十八拍 (Hu Jia Shi Ba Puo [sic])
4. dà shèng jiào 大晟教 (Da Cheng Jing [sic])
5. wū yè tí 乌夜啼 (Wu Ye Ti)
6. yáng guān sān dié 阳关三叠 (Yang Guan San Die)
Zhōngyāng Yīnyuè Xuéyuàn Mínzú Yuètuán 中央音乐学院民族乐团 Central Conservatory of Music traditional ensemble
stated on CD as "Traditional Music Ensemble of The Beijing National Academy of Music"
Guanzi 管子 : Hú Zhìhòu 胡志厚
Zheng: Wáng Zhōngshān王中山
Sheng: Yáng Shǒuchéng 杨守城, Hú Jiànbīng 胡建兵
Percussion: Wáng Jiànhuá 王建华, Jiǎng Zhìchāo 蒋志超
JVC World Sounds VICG-5260 (1993)
Recorded in Beijing, 20 September 1992
Hu Zhihou is also the guanzi player on the CD "Buddhist Music of the Ming Dynasty, Zhihuasi Temple, Beijing" (1993 CD) JVC World Sounds - VICG 5259.
Liu Mingyuan - huqin collection (1988 Linfair cassette)
Artist/Performers: Liú Míngyuán 刘明源, and
zhōngguó yīnyuè xuéyuàn shīshēng yuèduì 中国音乐学院师生乐队 (China Conservatoire students and teachers ensemble)
Album: Liú Míngyuán húqín zhuānjí 刘明源胡琴专辑 (Liu Mingyuan huqin collection)
Company: Linfair Magnetic Sound Ltd, Taiwan
Fúmào Chàngpiàn 福茂唱片
Cassette tape track list:
A1. xìngfú nián 幸福年 (happy year, banhu)
A2. qínqiāng páiziqǔ 秦腔牌子曲 (tunes of Shaanxi opera, banhu)
A3. yuè yá wǔ gēng 月芽五更 (cresent moon at dawn, banhu)
A4. nán guó fēngguāng hǎo 南国风光好 (beautiful southern scenery, gaohu)
A5. méi hù lián zòu 郿鄠联奏 (Meihu medley, banhu)
B1. hénán xiǎoqǔ 河南小曲 (Henan tune, erhu)
B2. cǎo yuán shàng 草原上 (on grassland, zhonghu)
B3. shāndōng xiǎoqǔ 山东小曲 (Shandong melody, banhu)
B4. dà gūniang měi 大姑娘美 (beautiful girl, banhu)
B5. yáng cuì xǐ 杨翠喜 (yang cui xi, gaohu)
Recorded in Beijing, May 1988.
Cassette in Chinese only.
Download link: http://sharebee.com/fe1af236
Filename: Liu Mingyuan - huqin collection (1988 Linfair cass).zip
Size: 60.8 MB
This cassette contains recordings of four types of Chinese bowed string instruments: banhu, erhu, gaohu and zhonghu. The instrument on the cover is the banhu, which has a wooden board as its face while the erhu, gaohu and zhonghu have a snake skin.