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China: Music of the Pipa

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    The pipa, the four-stringed, fretted Chinese lute, was introduced to Asia from the Middle East in the sixth century. Here, virtuoso Lui Pui-yuen performs both traditional and, reflecting the recent revival of the instrument, more contemporary compositions and arrangements. The pieces featured on the album range from the contemplative and lyrical to the heroic and martial.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Lui Pui-yuen, pipa

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by David Lewiston
    Recorded September 1979 by David Lewiston
    Mastering by Robert C. Ludwig

    All songs traditional, except track 7 by Wang Huiran

    Art direction and design: John William Costa
    Cover photograph: Bruno Barbey / Magnum

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 1991 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

72085

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
160
319
Wednesday, May 1, 1991 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Explorer Series: East Asia
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597208528BUN
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497075263
Price: 
7.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

The pipa, the four-stringed, fretted Chinese lute, was introduced to Asia from the Middle East in the sixth century. Here, virtuoso Lui Pui-yuen performs both traditional and, reflecting the recent revival of the instrument, more contemporary compositions and arrangements. The pieces featured on the album range from the contemplative and lyrical to the heroic and martial.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

The pipa, the four-stringed, fretted Chinese lute, was introduced to Asia from the Middle East in the sixth century. Here, virtuoso Lui Pui-yuen performs both traditional and, reflecting the recent revival of the instrument, more contemporary compositions and arrangements. The pieces range from the contemplative and lyrical to the heroic and martial.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Lui Pui-yuen, pipa

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by David Lewiston
Recorded September 1979 by David Lewiston
Mastering by Robert C. Ludwig

All songs traditional, except track 7 by Wang Huiran

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Cover photograph: Bruno Barbey / Magnum