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An introduction to Chinese classical music

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Western classical music made its appearance in China since the beginning of the 20th century and has firmly established itself in the musical education system of China. It is characterized by the use of Western instruments (such as piano or violin) or the use of Western song and orchestra structrures.

As such, the orchestral piece New Raiment of Rainbow and Feather Dance , composed by Xiao Youmei in 1923 and Nostalgia, Huang Zi's graduation composition when he was studying in America in 1929, is regarded as the original Chinese symphonic music creations. Following these, the representative works of Chinese symphonic music in the first half of the 20th century are generally considered to be Metropolitan Fantasy by Huang Zi, Taiwan Dance composed by Jiang Wenye in his early days, the modern orchestral piece Confucius' Shrine created between 1938-1940 period, He Luding's orchestral pieces Great World and Night Flute in the Wild Hills , Ma Sicong's First Symphony , the passages Morning ' and Worship from the opera Zheng Chenggong by Zheng Zhisheng, Xian Xinghai's National Liberation Symphony and the New China Suite , written by Ding Shande on the eve of national liberation.

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Classical Music Groups (a brief list)

All beauty is sad, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, China National Music Orchestra, Chinese Ruanxian Ensemble, Ensemble ConTempo Beijing, Ensemble Les Amis, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Lang Lang, Macao Orchestra, Talaxia, The China Philharmonic Orchestra, The Song and Dance Ensemble of Anhui Province, “Wind and Cloud”String Quartet of the Central Conservatory of Music

Chinese Classical Music Albums (a brief list)

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Who are the major players

In the classical music scene of China the following institutes are the most influencial ones:
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