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This edition: Chinese Music in Taiwan: A Living Tradition (1994)

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Episode Details

Kaohsiung Municipal Experimental Chinese Orchestra plays traditional Chinese folk songs, ballads, ceremonial tunes, and spiritually inspired melodies, as they are interpreted today in Taiwan. During the ongoing performance, the narrator describes various instruments, melodies, and histories. Good sound quality of master musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. Juxtaposed with the orchestral performances are amateur groups who are keeping the music alive in daily life, for example, festival parades, the Ensemble Orientalia of Taipei, and elementary school programs