UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Tao Zhu-Sheng, 1975-05-23  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Tao Zhu-Sheng
4 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Concert recorded in the University of Washington Music Auditorium, 1975 May 23. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performer: Tao Zhu-Sheng/qin, zheng, and dizi; Rita Shou-fan I/qin; Chen Shao-chung/voice; Victor Kendall/xiao; Scott Cossu/xiao; Wang Ching-kaianhu; Ling Fanganhu.


75-22.1 - Universal Harmony (zheng); Winter Ravens Playing on the Water (zheng); Moonlight on the Great Wall (Tao and I/qin); Geese Landing on a Sandy Shore (qin); Three Variations on a Plum Blossom (qin); Untitled (qin); Parting at Yang Guan (Tao/zheng; I/qin; Chen/voice); Flute on the Riverside (dizi); Song of Suzhon (dizi)

75-22.2 - Song of Suzhon (dizi) (unclear why this appears twice); High Mountain, Flowing Water (zheng); Fishermen Singing in the Evening (zheng); Thunderstorm (Tao and I/qin); Lament of Empress Chen (qin); Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye (Tao/zheng; Kendall and Cossu/xiao; Wang and Linganhu)

Original tapes digitized March 2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 75-22.1.wav (34:29), 75-22.2.wav (31:33)

Documentation: Program notes; handwritten list of titles

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
75-22.1: Reel 1
75-22.2: Reel 2

WAV filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
75-22.1: Digital file 1
75-22.2: Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--China
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Tao, Zhu-Sheng (performer)