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Sweet and heavenly Chinese traditional music

Posted in Chinese music by Administrator on the August 2nd, 2011

As I studied the four legendary Chinese stories (牛郎织女Niulang and Zhinv, 孟姜女哭长城Lady Meng Jiang cried the Great Wall, 梁山伯与祝英台Butterfly Lovers, 白蛇传White Snake), I ran into Butterfly Lovers’ beautiful violin concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVwaPb4xyg0. It was so amazingly moving! The music led me to another sweet and heavenly Chinese music春江花月夜Blossoms on a Spring Moonlit Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lykgg5phVJE&NR=1. Then I can’t stop, how could I resist such a pleasure to my ears? So I continued to find out the top 10 most well-known Chinese traditional music. Five traditional Chinese instruments are played in these music, they are古筝Guzhen,古琴 Guqin,琵琶Lute,二胡Erhu, and 洞箫Xiao.

For your enjoyment, I have put together a list of these ten most famous music from the YouTube videos:
高山流水Gaoshanliushui(古筝曲)- Mountain stream(高means high 山 means Mountain 流水means the running water): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs7Bse4Q4BQ&feature=related

广陵散Guanglingsan (古筝曲): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FezLQbsPwQ&feature=related

平沙落雁Pingshaluoyan(古琴曲)- Geese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0hKBodUkVg&feature=related

梅花三弄Meihuasanlong(洞箫曲)- Plum Blossom:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12ePZ2Qvi74&feature=related

十面埋伏Shimianmaifu(琵琶曲)- House of Flying Daggers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTVgkxXBfaQ&feature=related

夕阳箫鼓Xiyangxiaogu(琵琶曲): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoXXyiPa4Rg&feature=related

渔樵问答Yuqiaowenda (古琴曲): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlmVON2QiAE&feature=related

胡笳十八拍 Hujiashibapai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggpx5XuDOXw&feature=related

汉宫秋月Hangongqiuyue(二胡曲)- Moon Palace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q50tYTUBsc

阳春白雪Yangchunbaixue (琵琶曲) – Spring Snow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpaSkhasXA&feature=related
I hope you like them as much as I do.