Zha Fuxi Collection of Ch'in Worktapes, 1938-1958 PDF
- Fuxi, Zha
- Zha Fuxi Collection of Ch'in Worktapes
- 1938-1958 (inclusive)19381958
- 12 items : EC- 12 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track); WT- 12 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr., stereo, 7" and 10"); Duration: 8:00:00; hand-written notes for tapes 4-6; email w/ F. Lieberman 3/2006; hand-written logsheets.
- Collection Number
- Collection of tapes (1-2) recorded to disc at the Library of Congress, 1938 (Fredric Lieberman, 7/2001); remaining tapes from a variety of sources.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- 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
Performers: Zha Fuxi/qin (reels 1-2) (and unidentified flute player on reel 2); Zheng Yingsun and Xu Yuan bai/qin (last 2 items on reel 2); remaining performers and complete contents listed on original archive sheets.
Contents of reel 1 and (first 3 items of) reel 2 appear to be the same as 62-1.1-3 (collection titled "Concert: Zha Fuxi/qin")
Additional documentation re: Zha Fuxi recordings: see documentation file for AF1 China/62-1 - 1) Contents list for Zha Fuxi recordings; 2) Email correspondence with the Library of Congress, 11/2001 - information includes LC Recorded Sound Section shelf # for source tapes - 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?]
According to Fredric Lieberman (3/2006), some tapes are copies of his recordings of Mr. Tao and Lui Pei-yuen; others are tapes given to him by Lui Pei-yuen of other Mei-an performers in Hong Kong and China.
Documentation: Original archive sheets
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Classical Music--China
- Qin (Musical instrument)
- Sound recordings in ethnomusicology
- Geographical Names :
- China--Asia--East Asia
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Sound recordings