Traditional Music: Chinese Orchestras

Traditional Music: Chinese Orchestras

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Despite China’s long musical history, Chinese orchestras are relatively new. The push for developing a distinctly Chinese performing arts repertoire came with the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. In the years after, Chinese orchestras mirroring the operational style of Western orchestras, such as having a baton-waving conductor and divisions of instrument families, began to form. Chinese orchestras initially focused on ind...Read More
Despite China’s long musical history, Chinese orchestras are relatively new. The push for ...Read More