Instruments: Qin "Yu Ling Long" (Song Dynasty) - tracks #2 & #5; Anonymous Qin (Song Dynasty) - remaining tracks
Playing time: 72'
Recording date: October 1987 (Shanghai)
Wu Zhao-Ji (b.1908) is the leading exponent of the Wumen (a classical city) school, of which his father Wu Lan-Shun was a founding figure. His profession is mathematics, but his qin playing dates to an early age. Wu Zhao-Ji has a very austere style of performance, with a broad rhythm and very minimal vibrato. The sense of space & expansiveness of this conception are notable.
This recital is continued in a "Disc II" which also includes tracks from a 1993 session. That is Hugo 713, another notable issue.
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