Sunday, 16 January 2011

New Discovery For Today!

Thanks to a comment left on Alias Jinksy just now, by one Catfish Tales, I looked for an example of an Erhu being played, as I'd never heard the name of this instrument before, although I recognise its sound. But this piece, entitled "Predestined Relationship" so captivated my ears, I had to share it with you all! Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this, Jinksy. I, too, was familiar with the sound, but did not know the name of the instrument. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and found fascinating information, chief of which was that the sound is resonated by a python skin! The young lady musician is quite talented.

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  2. it's got so much blues in it - so nmuch aching and yearning! sweet piece. steven

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  3. Oh I like that! Very Mongolian, so beautiful.

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  4. It is indeed a lovely sound. Gonna take lessons? ;)

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  5. Captivating sound. And I thank you for identifying the instrument, which I had also heard without knowing what it was. In one of life's little coincidences, Zhou Tian, the composer of the beautiful piece I mention at the close of my current post, used this instrument in his "Grand Canal Suite," which, if I linked this correctly, you'll be able to hear if you click here. There is no sound quite like the erhu makes, is there?

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  6. It is a very versatile instrument Penny. I saw a top Chinese male musician playing several European classical and more common types of music on a German TV show recently. I sat enthralled for about 30 minutes. This lady is also very good with the instrument. - Dave

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