Also named as Guzheng, the Zheng is known as the Chinese Zither. The traditional Zheng has 13 to 16 strings but some modern models have as many as 25 to 30 strings. It is tuned to the pentatonic scale with a range exceeding three octaves. The Zheng was already a popular music instrument in Shaanxi Province almost 3000 years ago. During the most prosperous years of the Tang Dynasty, the Zheng was admired by both scholars and ordinary folks. Poems were written about it and outstanding performances were recorded in literature. Its timbre is resonant, expressive and elegant. The Zheng is one of the most important Chinese instruments.
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(Han Zheng Music)
Ping Lake, The Soul of DU Yu, Joyful Spring, Lament of Zhaojun, Peach Blossom, River Dragon, General's Command, West Tune and others
RAO Ning-xin (Zheng). 71 minutes.
Zheng Music by JIAO Jin-hai
(Contemporary Zheng Music)
Red Flowers on the Mountain, Li River in Spring, The Miao Mountain in Morning, Dear Mama, Fishermen Song in Evening and others
JIAO Jin-hai (Zheng). 68 minutes.
(Shandong Zheng Music)
High Mountain and Flowing Water, Songs of My Mother Village, Fishermen's Song at Dusk, Swan Goose's Mid-night Caw, Oriole's Chirp and others
HAN Ting-gui (Zheng). 64 minutes.
|Jackdaws Gambol Water
(Chaozhou Zheng Music)
The Moon over Xi River, Boudoir Enmity, Admiring Flower, Longing for the Mortal World, The Moon is High, Dragon Caw, Blessing Tune and others
LIN Mao-gen (Zheng). LIN Ji-heng (Yehu). 65 minutes.
|Ode to Guizhou
(Zheng Music by XU Xiao-lin)
The Moon in Jianchang, Spring in Mount Liangshan,
The Goddess of Mountain, Yearning for the Autumn,
Night Scene of Lake Erhai, Three Scenes, Lyrical Fantasy
QIU Ji (Zheng). 59 minutes.
|Rise Step by Step
The Girls who are Picking Mushrooms, General Command, Visiting a Garden, Scenery of Suzhou, Moonlit River in Spring, Farewell the Harbour, Springtime by the Sea and others
The Zheng Ensemble of Shanghai Music Conservatory.
HE Bao-quan, Art Director. 63 minutes.
|Lodging in a Garden
(Henan Zheng Music)
Reconciliating with the Barbarians, Going Upstairs, Variations on the Folk Tune "Lady Meng-jiang? LIU Hai and HU Xiu-ying, Happy Lantern Festival, The Wild Goose Hunt and others
LI Bian (Zheng). 57 minutes.
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