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Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 1  The Han People (1980)  CD

Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 1 The Han People (1980) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Han Kuo-Huang selected this collection of Chinese Operas of the Han People. He explains that "art in contemporary China is to serve a specific (usually political) function rather than the ultimate art-for-arts sake idea of the west" and that "the audience for this art is workers, peasants, and soldiers." The old traditional opera styles are merged here with contemporary life such as "The Marriage of Xiao Erhei" that is a stance against the feudal marriage system. Liner notes include History of the Han People and song information.

Tracks
1. Lan Huahua     Yanping Liu, Cultural Troupe Orch North China Military District     3:40    
2. Xintianyou - Sing As You Wish     Yanping Liu, Cultural Troupe Orch North China Military District     2:47    
3. Selling Vegetables / Selling the Drought Boat     Bingquan Bai, Theater Troupe Orch. Xian People's Song and Dance     2:24    
4. Love Song of the Grassland     Yixuan Yu and Mingxin Du     2:38    
5. The Bubbling Brook     Hung Huang, Station Orchestra People's Central Broadcasting, Xiuwen Pen     3:35    
6. The Horse Driver's Song     Hung Huang, Station Orchestra People's Central Broadcasting, Xun Zeng     3:16    
7. Happy in Seeing the Rising Sun     Shaoxu Cai and Junwei Zhang     2:17    
8. Take a Look at the Sweetheart     Shujun Li, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera     4:21    
9. The Sun Rises over the Mountain     Baoyong Zhu and Youheng Xian     3:21    
10. Lotus Pond, A Pleasant Place     Army Vanguard Song Chinese People's Liberation, Orchestra and Dance Troupe Chorus and, Zhong Zhu     4:51    
11. Eve of the Flower Festival     Jing Tao, and Orchestra Shanghai Music Society Chorus, Shanghai Film Studio Orchestra     3:18    
12. Fairy's Trace under the Moonlight     Jing Tao, and Orchestra Shanghai Music Society Chorus, Shanghai Film Studio Orchestra     3:43    
13. Why Hasn't Erhei Brother Come Back? Music: Ma Ke, Qiao Gu     Lanyin Guo, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera, Haoye Wu     3:05    
14. The Good Days Will Finally Arrive     Lanyin Guo, Company Orchestra Central Experimental Opera, Haoye Wu     3:06    
15. Blizzard in the Dead of Winter     Huanhua Hu, Opera Company Orch. Eastern China Experimental, Yiting Wu     1:37


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