Instrument: Anonymous Qin (Ming Dynasty)
Playing time: 64'
Recording date: December 1995 (Chengdu)
Zeng Cheng-Wei (b.1958) is the grand-son of Yu Shao-Ze, one of the leading Shu players of the older generation, and a pupil in the direct lineage of Zhang Kong-Shan. The latter was a Taoist priest and one of the major historical qin figures, making important additions to such major pieces as Liushui. Zeng Cheng-Wei is a very accomplished player in this style, with the characteristic lively fingering and a straight-forward rhythm featuring a high degree of continuity.
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