Zha Fuxi/Qin Concert Recordings, 1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Library of Congress
Zha Fuxi/Qin Concert Recordings
6 items  :  EC ("D") - 3 reels (7.5 ips, full-track, 7"); CD - 3 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:21:58; email correspondence with the Library of Congress (11/2001)
Collection Number
Collection recorded to disc at the Library of Congress, 1938; probably a studio recording (according to F. Lieberman, 7/2001).
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Zha Fuxi (1895–1976) was a masterful player of the guqin - a musical instrument in the zither family. His family came from the province of Jiangxi in southeast China, which is where he first learned to play the guqin. He co-founded the Jinyu Qin Society, an important national guqin organization in 1936. In addition, he was a vice-chairman of the National Musical Association of China, president of the Beijing Guqin Society, and a department head at the Central Institute of (Folk) Music. In 1945, he came to the United States and made a few recordings of his music at the Library of Congress.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performer: Zha Fuxi/qin (and unidentified flute player on reel 3)

Tape boxes labeled: Chin Dub I-III.

Tape contents appear to be the same as 76-10.1 and (first 3 items on) .2 these 2 tapes are part of collection titled "Ch'in Worktapes."

Durations of CD copies 25:53, 31:15, 24:50 (total =1:21:58 ) EC (D) durations: 24:35, 31:03, 24:39 (total = 1:20:17)

Contents listed on logsheets and original archive sheets.

Information from the Library of Congress (2001); source tapes - LC Recorded Sound Section shelf # - LWO 5293 rl-A-B LC has 1958 correspondence with Robert Garfias. Judith Gray (LC AFC) has documentation re: a recording session by "Mr. C.H. Cha" [Zha Fuxi] 10/16/1945 [same session?]

Work tape set discarded January 2006 (3 reels, 7.5 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7")

Documentation: Program notes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Disc 1
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Disc 2
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Disc 3
1 optical media : CD - unpublished

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--China
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Qin (Musical instrument)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Fuxi, Zha (performer)