UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Tsai-Ping Liang concert recordings, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Liang, Tsai-Ping
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Tsai-Ping Liang concert recordings
2 items  :  83-34.1-2 EC - 2 vcts (U-matic, color, stereo [?]); 83-34.1 D - 1 vct (S-VHS, sp, color); Duration: 1:15:00
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Video recording of a concert in UW Kane Hall, room 130; date not provided but probably 1978.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Liang Tsai-Ping (1910 or 1911-2000) was a musician, composer, author, and teacher from China. He was known as a master of the guzheng, which is a traditional Chinese zither. As an adult, Liang worked at the Ministry of Commerce; nevertheless, he was still able to have an influential musical career. In 1938, he published a teaching manual for guzheng. During his lifetime, he composed more than forty pieces for the guzheng and performed guzheng and guqin music around the world. He has been credited as a major figure in the guzheng revival of the 20th century.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Liang Tsai-ping performing on the zheng (cheng).

83-34.1-2 EC are U-matic tapes, probably from UW Instructional Media Services, who probably made recording (fate of original tapes unknown); 83-34.1 D is S-VHS dub produced 1/95 from U-matic EC set; EC tapes are marked "stereo" but they appear to be mono.

Contents: Han Ya Hsi Shui (Winter Ravens Sporting Over the Lake); Tao-i Ch'u (The Song of Silk Pounding); Yu Yu Wo Ssu (The Infinite Heaven); Composition #2 of 1977 (Ch'in Yun Cheng Sheng); Chin Se Ch'u (Inlaid Zither); Composition #3 of 1977; Yu Ch'iao Wen Ta; Ch'ang Hsiang Ssu; Cheng Lu Li Cheng (Lake of Music; Yin Hu); Shao Ping Yu T'iao (encore)

Concert program in documentation file doesn't entirely match contents list from original archive sheet.

Documentation: Concert program.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--China
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings