- From Mandarin 古琴 (gǔqín), made up of 古 ‘ancient’ and 琴 ‘stringed instrument’. (Wiktionary)
“Two military geniuses take a break from war games to duel in a rousing jam session on the guqin, a zither-like stringed instrument.”
““Sometimes it sounded like a pipa”—a four-string Chinese lute—“and sometimes it sounded like a guqin,” a seven-string zither that is considered the most classical Chinese instrument.”
“Go is one of the most ancient games, and is considered one of the four arts of the Chinese gentleman, along with calligraphy, painting, and playing the guqin.”
“The seven-stringed guqin, a zither-like instrument which came to represent the refined tastes of China's imperial court, was auctioned on Sunday by Poly International Auction, the”
“Recovered by a Beijing collector at the beginning of the 20th century, the imperial guqin was acquired in 1953 by Fan Boyan, a Shanghai musician, who hid the instrument, the paper said.”
“The final purchase price was a record amount for the auction of an ancient guqin, it said.”
“AFP/File - A music teacher outlines how to play the guqin in Beijing.”
“In addition to hard-to-find recordings of traditional Chinese instrumental music for soloists or groups, played on guqin, zheng, erhu, flute, and pipa, you can find authentic Chinese-opera recordings performed by traditional-style musicians of high standing.”
“Dean Evenson (flute, keyboards); Li Xiangting (flute, guqin); Dudley Evenson (handharp, tamboura); part 3 password: neosacred”
“Stalwart of the New York new music scene Elliot Sharp arrived in Shanghai just a few hours before taking the stage for part three with award-winning guqin player Wu Na and Chinese opera percussionist Wang Li Chuan, both from Beijing.”
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