Historic guqin songs brought back to life
Updated: 2014-01-13 14:17
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Gao, a guqin master and fifth-generation representative inheritor of the Zhucheng School - one of China's best-known guqin schools, has spent decades combing through voluminous material to retrieve 15 ancient songs, some of which haven't been heard or played for a 1,000 years.
With properly marked tempo, style, artistic conception and inner spirit, Gao has revived the once-lost melodies with a book and two CDs. This is the first monograph published ever of its kind. "I've tried my best to resurrect the art form as it is," Gao says. "Now I feel they're getting back to the way they should be."