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  China: Classical Music
The music itself is clearly designed to be an abstract complement to the highly-developed poetic genres, and bears similar titles.
The music is quite sophisticated and dense in ideas, and presents a real opportunity for "interpretation" by a range of fine musicians.
It was introduced into China from Central Asia prior to the T'ang Dynasty, and has both a "literary" and a "martial" repertory.
www.medieval.org /music/world/china.html   (1390 words)

  Music of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Music of China appears to date back to the dawn of Chinese civilization, and documents and artifacts provide evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC).
In ancient China the position of musicians was much lower than that of painters (although music was seen as central to the harmony and longevity of the state).
Musical forms considered superstitious or anti-revolutionary were repressed, and harmonies and bass lines were added to traditional songs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_China   (3364 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Music of China
A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument.
Heavy Metal is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the use...
Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-China   (9102 words)

 China Travel & Tibet Travel
Chinese music can be traced back as far as the third millennium B.C. Manuscripts and instruments from the early periods of its history are not extant, however, because in 212 B.C., Shih Huang-ti of the Ch'in dynasty caused all the books and instruments to be destroyed and the practice of music to be stopped.
Of primary significance is the fact that the music and philosophy of China have always been inseparably bound; musical theory and form have been invariably symbolic in nature and remarkably stable through the ages.
In Chinese music, the single tone is of greater significance than melody; the tone is an important attribute of the substance that produces it.
www.abacustour.com /music.htm   (570 words)

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Elaine Barkin, "The New Music of Chen Yi." 147-150.
The new music of China, which modeled the Western musical style and differed from the traditional Chinese music, emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century in pace with the rise of China’s New Cultural Movement.
The new music of China was greatly advanced in musical education, composition, and performance along two streams — as a fine art in academic environments and as a New Music Movement among the masses — through the wartime period of the 1930s and 1940s.
www.musicinchina.org /journal.htm   (4116 words)

 Chinese classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese classical music is the traditional art or court music of China.
It has its own unique systems of musical notation, as well as musical tuning and pitch, musical instruments and styles or musical genres.
Chinese music is pentatonic-diatonic, having a scale of twelve notes to an octave (5+7 = 12) as does European-influenced music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_classical_music   (120 words)

 The Music of China and Taiwan
The musical traditions of China and Taiwan are entwined, and are among the world’s oldest.
Vocal music is very important to the mountain people of Taiwan, since it is one way that they preserve their history and traditions.
After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the preferred music of the government became "Songs of the Masses." These were short and simple songs with diatonic melodies that contained Communist messages.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/cultures/china.html   (687 words)

 Reviews of Chinese Music
To this day-with the exception of the rock music of Cui Jen and his recent influences-these escapist love songs can be heard on every bus, taxi and streetcar throughout the major cities, and well into the countryside.
Music specifically written for devotion time is usually repetitious and trance-like, enabling the disciple to concentrate on the devotional.
Music Of Chinese Minorities explores the music of some of the lesser known regions of China; the predominantly Korean people of Jiln; the Kirgiz of western China; Mongolian, Uighur, Miao, and Tibetan.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/china.html   (3585 words)

 Music Celebrations International - American Celebration of Music in China - TOUR ITINERARIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Visit a key school in Beijing that specializes in training students in traditional Chinese musical instruments, and participate in a cultural exchange with a school affiliated with the Central Music Conservatory.
It is one of the four Municipalities in China directly under the administration of the Central Government.
Xi'an, China's ancient capital, is home to the terra-cotta armies of the first emperor, the royal tombs of 10 successive dynasties, and two pagodas from the golden age of the Tang.
www.musiccelebrations.com /china_itinerary1.html   (597 words)

 Various Artists: Music of China - PopMatters Music Review
The music on Music of China is traditional.
At places the music is minimal, with only a lyrical flute line to carry the song.
Music of China is a great collection for someone just starting a world music collection.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/various/various-musicofchina.shtml   (556 words)

 Music Celebrations International - American Celebration of Music in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is now possible to travel to most of the interesting places in China in a style not dreamed of ten years ago, or barely possible five years ago.
China travel is a mobile feast of sights and sensations, new and old.
Chinese art and history are a constant delight, and to see China's past made visible, whether in the vaults where the First Emperor died among his terra-cotta armies or in the Forbidden City where the last emperor was born, brings the dreamy Middle Kingdom to life.
www.musiccelebrations.com /china.html   (405 words)

 Music from China and the Universal Criterion for Beauty
Siegel's philosophic thought in relation to contemporary Chinese music, specifically to a concert I attended in New York City on October 25, 1998: the eighth annual "Premiere Works" concert given by the ensemble Music From China.
Meanwhile, the "emphasis on melody" in China, and the "rich tradition of timbral variety in the instrumentation," she said, had "a great beauty and a charm" which she believed Western musicians could benefit from.
Hearing this music, with its honest relation of quiet and activity, of gentleness and sharpness, I thought of a section from Mr.
www.aestheticrealism.net /music-china-aesthetics.htm   (2365 words)

 Destiny, the Culture of China - Traditional Chinese Music
Around 3,000 years ago, when European music was just experiencing its first breath of life, a complete musical theory and sophisticated musical instruments began appearing in China.
The orthodox ritual music advocated by Confucius was largely responsible for this Chinese interest in and mastery of music.
Some musical pieces are performed slowly to creating a relaxing ambience while others are performed very quickly to mark an atmosphere of excitement and festivity.
library.thinkquest.org /20443/traditional_music.html   (502 words)

 Ancient Chinese Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This music was composed around 300 A.D. The musician was prosecuted and later killed by the King.
This music describes the scenery of a flock of wild geese hovering in the sky, trying to land on a beach in an evening.
This music is about the maid servants and their prisoned lives in the king's palace.
www.pas.rochester.edu /~wuzhe/mp3/chinese/gdpjs-eng.html   (435 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Classical music takes Chinese stage
"China opened the door to the world after the Cultural Revolution" he said, "and now millions of children are studying piano and violin, and thousands of young people are studying singing."
In fact, China is now producing some of the world's most exciting singers and performers - pianists like Lang Lang and Li Yundi, and the composer Tan Dun.
So music in China has moved from the depths of despair to international success in a few short decades.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/4200906.stm   (662 words)

 ChinaSite.com: Chinese Music -- The Complete Reference to the Web Sites of Chinese Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Heavy on text and pictures, but lacking in downloadable music or video clips, it is still good music related site.
is a Chinese music ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
based in Taiwan, is a producer of the modern and traditional Chinese music.
www.chinasite.com /Entertainment/Music.html   (547 words)

 Melody of China Home
Melody of China is a San Francisco Based Chinese music ensemble, they perform traditional and contemporary music, you can check our Calendar for coming concerts, workshops and other activities.
Melody of China performs Chinese traditional music and new commissioning works in the annual concerts and touring performances.
The links are easily connected to other music websites, it will help you get more information about Chinese musical instruments, music groups and more.
www.melodyofchina.com   (203 words)

 chaile 拆了 | underground music from china   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I'm certainly not the first to do this: Azchael has a very detailed list at Rock in China, the Chinese Rock Database is more comprehensive than I could ever hope to be (but in Japanese), and Chinese New Ear has a list as well.
The music of PK 14's carries us through the Chinese countryside, through band-member's hometowns, crossing paths with friends and other bands also on tour, finally returning to Beijing.
China is represented by iLoop, Double Fish himself, and Panda Twin, who contribute an awesome track called "Jazz Princess and Spirit." Also on the release is Jason Forrest, aka "Donna Summer," and Municiple.
www.chaile.org   (1799 words)

 China Melody
Chinese music - an brief introduction to traditional and classical...
THE movie Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, about a middle-aged Japanese man who travels to rural China to try to do something for his estranged son suffering from cancer, is directed by one of C...
BEIJING - Most music and movies in China are sold in stores so small that sometimes only the casual glimpse through a doorway alerts passers-by to a shop packed with discs for as l...
www.chinamelody.com   (522 words)

 Music in Ancient China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 9,000 year-old, 8.6 inch instrument in pristine condition has seven holes and was made from a hollow bone of a bird, the red-crowned crane.
``They are the oldest playable musical instruments,'' Garman Harbottle, of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, said in a telephone interview.
The scientists plan to make replicas of the ancient instruments to study their tonal qualities without endangering the instruments.
www.crystalinks.com /chinamusic.html   (234 words)

 DoveSong.com -- Music of China
We applogize for this, but it is necessary at this time to help thwart attacks on the site from those not interested in letting you get to this beautiful music.
What a wealth of uplifting, healing music has come, and continues to come, from this country.
The majority of its music is based on the 5-note Pathagorian Pentatonic Scale, the most harmonious of all scales.
www.dovesong.com /MP3/MP3_China.asp   (205 words)

 modern china music studies
Music of the Billion: An Introduction to Chinese Musical Culture.
Music, Identity and Persuasion: Ethnic Minority Music in Xinjiang, China.
Rock in China [website developed by Max-Leonhard von Schaper and Yu Yang; it is a non-commercial that introduces various Chinese bands and artists, but also tries to put them into the right historical context]
mclc.osu.edu /rc/MUSIC.htm   (2770 words)

 Brett's China Music Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In the fall of 1995, I spent one month in China investigating the rock/alternative music situation.
All of the people I spoke with felt that the situation is improving and it is likely that rock music will soon spread to other cities outside of Beijing.
If you'd like to get an idea of what Chinese rock music sounds like, visit my online music samples page and see what musical treats I have available this week.
www.cheesepipe.com /durfee/china_main.html   (445 words)

 Chinese music
Chinese music: Origins and Characteristics - Origins and Characteristics Chinese music can be traced back as far as the third millennium B.C. Chinese music: Modern History - Modern History Throughout the political and social turmoil following World War I, Western...
Chinese music: Tone and the Instruments - Tone and the Instruments In Chinese music, the single tone is of greater significance than melody;...
Chinese music: Musical Notation - Musical Notation Several types of notation were used.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0811916.html   (225 words)

 China Music New Chinese Pop Rock Electronic Dance Trance Metal Music MP3 and CD
Search any major music website for Chinese music and you will get traditional bamboo flute serenades, if you get anything at all.
Yet China has one of the most dynamic music scenes in Asia and the world today.
The most popular singer in China, she has sold over 100 million records and is a regular on TV and movies.
www.sinomania.com /MUSIC   (237 words)

 Beats of the Heart - No. 17 Cotton Mill Shanghai Blues: Music of China - Rotten Tomatoes
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Beats of the Heart - No. 17 Cotton Mill Shanghai Blues: Music of China to receive a rating.
This thought-provoking documentary examines the ancient musical traditions of China and the near-elimination of them during the Cultural Revolution of the 1980s.
Among the subjects observed: one of the less than 100 Chinese citizens who can still play the traditional zither-like instrument known as the ququin, and a wild wedding celebration in Islamic northwest China.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/beats_of_the_heart_no_17_cotton_mill_shanghai_blues_music_of_china   (458 words)

 Chinese Music, Regent Tour China
These are famous examples of traditional Chinese musical compositions, all of which can transport the listener into a whole new sensory world.
" Chinese music is built on a totally consistent harmonic system which controls melodic progression, orchestration and temperament use.
It is perhaps the only major musical system in the world that has such all-encompassing requirements on all aspects of its music and, at the same time, allowing the largest flexibility in the acceptance of harmonic intervals into music."
www.regenttour.com /china/music   (90 words)

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