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Fung Lam Plays Popular Pipa Music: Hurrying to the Flower Show; Works by Yanjun Hua, Dehai Liu, Tienhua Liu, Er Nei, Dajun Yang et al / Fung Lam, pipa

Album Summary

>Xuran, Ye : Hurrying to the Flower Show, for pipa
>Tian-hua, Liu : Progress March, for pipa
>Erh, Nie : Spring Morning at the Green Lake, for Chinese orchestra
>Yan-jun, Hua : Wang Zhaojun, for pipa
>Daijun, Yang : Walking Along a Sichuan Path, for pipa
>Traditional, Irish : Bo Er Hua Ka (Boat Song), for guitar
>Traditional, Chinese : Fei ha dian cui (Floating Petals Decorating the Green Leaves)
>Traditional, Chinese : King Chu Doffs His Armour, for pipa
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Notes & Reviews:

The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments. In form it resembles a pear-shaped lute, but the use of Western instrument names to describe Chinese instruments can be misleading. The term "lute" is, incidentally, also used by some to describe the horizontal plucked instrument, the Qin, an instrument for the scholar and gentleman in earlier times. The pipa is said to have derived its name from its sound. The pi was played from right to left, the pa from left to right, upwards. This form of instrument was foreign in origin but by the time of the building of the Great Wall of China, it had come into fairly wide use. The earliest surviving example is from the eighth century A. D., and certainly in the time of the Tang Dynasty (A. D. 618-906) it enjoyed very great popularity. Lam Fung has been well-known as a player of the pipa and the zheng. He has taught extensively in Hong Kong, and was Principal of the Western and Chinese Music Academy. He has been instrumental in promoting traditional Chinese music in Hong Kong as well as countries abroad where he performs frequently, particularly Singapore and Japan. He was leader of the plucked strings section in the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He made a dozen of pipa recordings to great critical acclaim. He founded the Shatin Chinese Orchestra in the nineties and has been conducting their concerts frequently.



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Works Details

>Xuran, Ye : Hurrying to the Flower Show, for pipa
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.

>Tian-hua, Liu : Progress March, for pipa
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1927

>Erh, Nie : Spring Morning at the Green Lake, for Chinese orchestra
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Yan-jun, Hua : Wang Zhaojun, for pipa
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Daijun, Yang : Walking Along a Sichuan Path, for pipa
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : Bo Er Hua Ka (Boat Song), for guitar
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : Fei ha dian cui (Floating Petals Decorating the Green Leaves)
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.

>Traditional, Chinese : King Chu Doffs His Armour, for pipa
  • Performer: Lam Fung (Pipa)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.