Zeng Cheng-Wei

Shu (Sichuan) Qin Music, Vol. 3
Zeng Cheng-Wei
Hugo HRP 7133


  1. Confucius Reading the Book of Changes
  2. Harmony between Man and God
  3. Autumn Water
  4. Orchid
  5. Aoai
  6. Flowing Water
  7. Big Barbarian Pipe
  8. Evening Song of the Drunken Fisherman
  9. Meeting the Ghost in a Deserted House

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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