Friday, February 16, 2018

New Year of the Dog

Today is the first day of the Chinese lunar new year (the Year of the Dog). We greeted readers in the morning as usual. Many readers received little souvenirs. For the first three readers, they received ten prize-awarded new books, but they arrived as early as 9:00 pm yesterday evening. I was glad to meet a student volunteer with traditional Chinese costume.









Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fang Hua and its Trumpet Music

Fang Hua (Youth), a look at the lives of members of a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s, is a dram film newly released in December 2017.
In the film, there are many trumpet music pieces, such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Danse Neapolitaine, Irish tune The Last Rose of Summer, Alexander Goedicke's Concert Etude, and Liping Wang's Tuo Ling (Camel Bells).
The trumpet music is played by Huaibo Liu, a graduate student of the Central Convertory of Music of China, and also trumpeter of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. He uses the Fides Symphony Classic C trumpet.