Rhapsody in Red: How Western Classical Music Became Chinese


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Western classical music has become as Chinese as Peking Opera, and it has woven its way into the hearts and lives of ordinary Chinese people. This lucidly written account traces the biographies of the bold visionaries who carried out this musical merger. Rhapsody in Red is a history of classical music in China that revolves around a common theme: how Western classical music entered China, and how it became Chinese. China's oldest orchestra was founded in 1879, two years before the Boston Symphony. Since then, classical ...

Rhapsody in Red- How Western Classical Music Became Chinese 2004, Algora Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780875861791