The Chinese Zheng Zither: Contemporary Transformations

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The zheng zither is one of the most popular instruments in contemporary China. It is commonly regarded as a solo instrument with a continuous tradition dating back to ancient times. But in fact, much of its contemporary solo repertory is derived from several different regional folk ensemble repertories of the mid-twentieth century. Since the setting up of China's modern conservatories, the zheng has been transformed within these new contexts of professional music-making. Over the course of the twentieth century, these ...

The Chinese Zheng Zither: Contemporary Transformations 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472416674

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