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Popular Chinese Piano Pieces: Scenes from China & Music of Wang Lisan, Peixun Chen, Hu-Wei Huang, Tong Sang, Chuanxin Shen & Jianzhong Wang / Kwok Kuen Koo, piano

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In recent years, music written for the piano in China has relied heavily on folk-song for its thematic material. It has continued the tradition of program music, in a country where abstract art is a foreign concept. In common with other cultures much of Chinese folk-music is based on a five-note scale, which can be represented on the black notes of the piano. These notes compose the pentatonic scale, therefore it is the pentatonic folk-tune that has come to dominate contemporary Chinese music and it's foreign imitators.



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