New Chinese Music and Tradition (中國新音樂和傳統)
apparently had in mind the value of old traditional music when he said of the national quality of music: “…if
we desire to reform our traditional music or create our own Nationalistic School of Music, then we cannot
completely throw away our old traditional music.” Xiao encouraged the collecting, rearranging and
harmonizing of the folk tunes, reaffirming the value of Chinese traditional folk music. These, he believed,
were the keys in distinguishing the style of Chinese music from that of other countries.
待續..... To Be Continued.....…
David Leung (theorydavid)