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Intro   Bios ;   compare 絕響 Jue Xiang and 老八張 Lao Ba Zhang, other silk CDs and silk titles 首頁
Guqin: The Incredible Instrument of Silk and Wood (1950-1970)1 絲桐神品
Guqin recordings2 from a project initiated by Zha Fuxi through what is now the Chinese National Academy of Arts 3 Sitong Shenpin
  The set of 30 CDs (image from Taobao 4)            
Physically this collection consists of a set of 10 books published in 2017 that contain 30 CDs having 274 recordings of 72 players, most recorded as part of the guqin research project carried out by Zha Fuxi beginning in 1955. Based on the title, no recording would have been made after 1970, meaning all would have been made with silk strings ("silk and wood"). Each book is divided into eight sections, with the eight first in Chinese, then in English. However, the text of each is basically the same except for giving the names of pieces played and some basic information about each performer.

Fortunately it has been possible to download the relevant information on these recordings from the Library of the Chinese National Academy of Arts website.5 These were combined here into two pdf files. These files are linked here. In addition the melody lists are in searchable and linkable text form below, and the bios (short introductions, actually) are in a searchable and linkable text form on this page.

The recordings themselves are grouped by player, and the players are organized in a generally chronological manner based on their birthdate. However, there are inconsistencies and for at least 12 people their dates are unknown.

As with Jue Xiang the source of the melody (such as the handbook or the teacher) may be given, but the books have no introductions to the themes or stories connected to any of the actual melodies. Also, but unlike with Jue Xiang, no specific information is given about the dates of recording.6

 
三十光盤目錄 Content of the 30 CDs
See
Player list and Player introductions; compare 絕響 Jue Xiang and 老八張 Lao Ba Zhang

【1-A】總時長 64'

桂伯鑄 Gui Bozhu (1878-1968)
1. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan (1911-31) 7'56"
2. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao (1802) 11'15"

馬祝眉 Ma Zhumei (馬壽洛 Ma Shouluo; 1869-1962)
3. 梧葉舞秋風 Wu Ye Wu Qiu Feng (1887) 3'44"
4. 雙鶴聽泉 Shuang He Ting Quan ("春暉堂琴譜") 2'18"
5. 鳳鳴朝陽 Feng Ming Zhaoyang 4'03" (a version of Zui Yu Chang Wan: listen at Jue Xiang)
6. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda (1887) 4'55"
7. 客窗夜話 Ke Chuang Ye Hua (1887) 5'07"

吳蘭蓀 Wu Lansun (1883-1960; father of 吳兆基 Wu Zhaoji)
8. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan (滇南黃石抄本 [?]) 4'32" ( 聽 listen)
9. 陽春 Yang Chun (1673) 8'06" ( 聽 listen)

招鑒芬 Zhao Jianfen (1877-1968)
10. 昭君怨 Zhao Jun Yuan(又秋塞吟 Qiu Sai Yin; compare below; 百瓶齋琴譜) 5'36" ( 聽 listen)
11. 陽關三疊 Yang Guan San Die (1864) 2'46"
12. 憶故人 Yi Gu Ren 理琴軒琴譜 4'16"

【1-B】總時長 58'

郭同甫 Guo Tongfu (1885-1971)
1. 山居吟 Shan Ju Yin 5'46" (1722; 聽 listen)

黃漁仙 Huang Yuxian (女; 1886-1982)
2. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 4'48" ( 聽 listen)
3. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 7'13"

夏蓮居 Xia Lianzhu (1884-1965)
4. 長安一片月 Chang'an Yi Pian Yue 7'24" (a version of 擣衣/搗衣 Dao Yi"; see details and 聽 listen)
5. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 2'21"

夏一峰 Xia Yifeng *(1883-1964)
6. 思賢操 Si Xian Cao 4'41"
7. 靜觀吟 Jing Guan Yin 3'12"
8. 大學之道 Da Xue zhi Dao 2'47" (related to one of these? Not Kong Sheng Jing; 聽 listen)
9. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 3'08"
10. 漁歌 Yu Ge 13'31"
11. 風雷引 Feng Lei Yin 4'02"

【1-C】總時長 69'

龍琴舫 Long Qinfang * (1886-1959)
1. 岳陽三醉 Yueyang San Zui 13'06" ( 聽 listen)
2. 漢宮秋月 Han Gong Qiu Yue 18'39"
3. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 13'35"
4. 滄海龍吟 Cang Hai Long Yin 10'38"
5. 陽春 Yang Chun 13'24"

【2-A】總時長 64'

詹澄秋 Zhan Chengqiu *, 1887-1969)
1. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 4'32"
2. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 7'03"
3. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao 5'16"
4. 秋砧 Qiu Zhan 7'16"   (秋杵弄?, i.e., a version of 擣衣 Dao Yi"; from 玉鶴軒琴學摘要: ...琴譜? 聽 listen)
5. 挾仙遊 Xie Xian You 3'46"
6. 聽泉引 Ting Quan Yin 2'01"
7. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'09"
8. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 4'49"
9. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 4'49"
10. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 2'57"
11. 高山 Gao Shan 6'20"
12. 流水 Liu Shui 3'44"
13. 石上流泉 Shi Shang Liu Quan 3'32" (not as in 1864)
14. 歸去來辭 Gui Qu Lai Ci 3'11"
15. 鶴舞洞天 He Wu Dong Tian 3'02"

【2-B】總時長 64'

陳維斌 Chen Weibin * (1890-1978)
1. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 10'46"

沈草農 Shen Caonong * (also; 1891-1973)
2. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 8'56"
3. 秋塞吟 Qiu Sai Yin 5'14" (compare above); ( 聽 listen)

汪孟舒 Wang Mengshu (1887-1969)
4. 清夜吟 Qing Ye Yin (1547) 02:44
5. 廣寒秋 Guang Han Qiu; 1425; 2'06" ; 聽 listen)

徐元白 Xu Yuanbai (1893-1957)
6. 漁歌 Yu Ge 15'42"
7. 鷗鷺忘機 Ou Lu Wang Ji (1802 not 1722?) 5'51" ( 聽 listen)
8. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 12'51"

【2-C】總時長 46.30

溥雪齋 Pu Xuezhai (1893-1966)
1. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'19"
2. 鷗鷺忘機 Ou Lu Wang Ji (1802?) 3'51" 聽 listen)
3. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 6'34"

汪星伯 Wang Xingbo (1893-1979)
4. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 11'04"

張舜臣 Zhang Shunchen (1893- ?)
5. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 7'14"
6. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 9'31"
7. 四大景 Si Da Jing 5'58"

【3-A】總時長 57'

查阜西 Zha Fuxi (1895-1976) * (the 16 in Jue Xiang do not have #2 or #3; see also under Zha Bio)
1. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai (1597 琴歌 qin song [1、2拍 sections 1 & 2]; 03' 37"; 聽 listen)
2. 蘇武思君 Su Wu Si Jun (1589 琴歌 qin song; 5'58"; 聽 listen)
3. 古怨 Gu Yuan (ca. 1200 琴歌 qin song; 3' 07"; 聽 listen)
4. 洞庭秋思 Dongting Qiu Si (3'13"; 聽 listen)
5. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan (5'16"; 聽 listen)
6. 空山憶故人 Kong Shan Yi Gu Ren (9'09"; 聽 listen, and compare his Yi Gu Ren)
7. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong (11'04"; 聽 listen)
8. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun (14'04"; 聽 listen)
9. 關山月 Guan Shan Yue (2'29"; 聽 listen)

【3-B】總時長 65'

管平湖 Guan Pinghu * (1897-1967)
1. 廣陵散 Guangling San 24'02"
2. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 7'19"
3. 幽蘭 You Lan 11'08" (listen with others)
4. 大胡笳 Da Hu Jia 12'29"
5. 離騷 Li Sao 10'52"

【3-C】總時長 63'

管平湖 Guan Pinghu (1897-1967)
1. 秋鴻 Qiu Hong 22'02"
2. 烏夜啼 Wu Ye Ti 8'14"
3. 長清 Chang Qing 6'58"
4. 天風環珮 Tian Feng Huan Pei 3‘10"
5. 流水 Liu Shui 8'08"
6. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 11'22"
7. 風雷引 Feng Lei Yin 3'54"

【4-A】總時長 65'

管平湖 Guan Pinghu (1897-1967)
1. 獲麟Huo Lin (Cao) 4'22"
2. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 19'33"
3. 四大景 Si Da Jing 4'28"
4. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 12'32"
5. 高山流水 Gao Shan Liu Shui 15'45"
6. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao 9'14"

【4-B】總時長 53'

管平湖 Guan Pinghu (1897-1967)
1. 漁歌 Yu Ge 15'23"
2. 岳陽三醉 Yueyang San Zui 13'36" ( 聽 listen)
3. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 623"
4. 靜觀吟 Jing Guan Yin 4'05"
5. 陽春 Yang Chun 5'43"
6. 白雪 Bai Xue 4'55"
7. 八極遊 Ba Ji You 3'19" 聽 listen)

【4-C】總時長 47'

黃雪輝 Huang Xuehui (女; 1898-1974)
1. 空山憶故人 Kong Shan Yi Gu Ren (憶故人) 6'14"
2. 白雪 Bai Xue 5'51"
3. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 3'24" 聽 listen)

徐立蓀 Xu Lisun (1897-1969)
4. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 3'39"
5. 幽蘭 You Lan 6'17" (listen with others)
6. 廣陵散 Guangling San 17'15"
7. 搗衣 Dao Yi 5'09"

【5-A】總時長 44'

吳劍嵐 Wu Jianlan (1898-1983)
1.
胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 20'54"

楊新倫 Yang Xinlun (1898-1990)
2. 烏夜啼 Wu Ye Ti 6'14"
3. 懷古吟 Huai Gu Yin 3'06"
4. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 4'49"
5. 高山 Gao Shan 6'25"
6. 碧澗流泉 Bi Jian Liu Quan 3'27"

【5-B】總時長 65'

楊葆元 Yang Baoyuan (1899-1958)
1. 秋鴻 Qiu Hong 21'27"
2. 桃源春曉 Tao Yuan Chun Xiao 7'50" (actually a shortened version of the Zangchunwu Qinpu melody Dongtian Chunxiao; 聽 listen)
3. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 19'01"
4. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao 9'49"
5. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong 6'55"

【5-C】總時長 62'

顧梅羹 Gu Meigeng (1899-1990)
1. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 6'59"
2. 孔子讀易 Kongzi Du Yi 5'33"
3. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 9'50"
4. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 7'25"
5. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 9'40"
6. 憶故人 Yi Gu Ren 7'07"
7. 秋塞吟 Qiu Sai Yin 8'25"
8. 長側 Chang Ce 6'58"   (q.v.)

【6-A】總時長 65'

關仲航 Guan Zhonghang (1896-1972 [?])
1. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 8'34"
2. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 6'16"
3. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 10'24"

黃松濤 Huang Songtao (1900-2002)
4. 梧葉舞秋風 Wu Ye Wu Qiu Feng 4'01"
5. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 3'22"

張子謙 Zhang Ziqian (1899-1991)
6. 龍翔操 Long Xiang Cao 4'50"
7. 長清 Chang Qing 5'47"

周吉蓀 Zhou Jisun (1901-1969)
8. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'34"
9. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 8'18"
10. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 11'20"

【6-B】總時長 67'

程午嘉 Cheng Wujia (1902-1985)
1. 關山月 Guan Shan Yue 1'52"
2. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 4'26"
3. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 5'00"
4. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 3'09"
5. 風雷引 Feng Lei Yin 3'32"
6. 玉樓春曉 Yu Lou Chun Xiao 2'09"

劉少椿 Liu Shaochun * (1901-1971)
7. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 9'52"
8. 山居吟 Shan Ju Yin 3'37"
9. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan (1868) 6'48" 聽 listen)
10. 昭君怨 Zhao Jun Yuan 5'50"
11. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'44"
12. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong 9'05"
13. 樵歌 Qiao Ge 9'20"

【6-C】總時長 63'

陳堯庭 Chen Yaoting (1903-1968)
1. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 4'04"
2. 西城引 Xi Cheng Yin 4'36"   (? 聽 listen)
3. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 3'14"

劉景韶 Liu Jingshao (1903-1987)
4. 樵歌 Qiao Ge 8'26"
5. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 5'59"
6. 搔首問天 Sao Shou Wen Tian (1931) 6'33"
7. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 4'54"

王生香 Wang Shengxiang (1902-1975)
8. 古交行 Gu Jiao Xing 8'36"
9. 猗蘭 Yi Lan 5'02" ( 聽 listen)
10. 風入松 Feng Ru Song 4'38"
11. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 7'26"

【7-A】總時長 69'

吳振平 Wu Zhenping (1907-1977)
1. 蘇門長嘯 Su Men Chang Xiao 6'41"
2. 幽蘭 You Lan 8'54" (listen with others)
3. 廣陵散 Guangling San 20'32"

喻紹澤 Yu Shaoze * (1907-1988)
4. 佩蘭 Pei Lan 9'53"
5. 春山聽杜鵑 Chun Shan Ting Du Juan 7'12"
6. 秋水 Qiu Shui 8'49"
7. 昭君怨 Zhao Jun Yuan 7'30"

【7-B】總時長 61'

陳琴趣 Chen Qinqu (陳澤鍠 Chen Zehuang, 1905-2000)
1. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong 8'28"

胥桐華 Xu Tonghua (女; 1905-1969)
2. 孔子讀易 Kongzi Du Yi 5'12"
3. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 10'52"
4. 鳳求凰 Feng Qiu Huang 2'36"
5. 古琴吟 Gu Qin Yin 2'24"
6. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 9'31"
7. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 7'30"
8. 耕莘釣渭 Geng Shen Diao Wei 3'26" 聽 listen)
9. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 11'48"

【7-C】總時長 69'

吳景略 Wu Jinglüe (Wu Jinglue; 1907-1987)
1. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 9'00"
2. 梧葉舞秋風 Wu Ye Wu Qiu Feng (jx) 3'56"
3. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 15'36" (1722; analysis; 聽 listen)
4. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda (jx) 7'35"
5. 流水 Liu Shui 5'34"
6. 秋塞吟 Qiu Sai Yin 7'53" (1722; more under Shui Xian Qu; 聽 listen)
7. 陽春 Yang Chun 7'46"
8. 漁歌 Yu Ge 12'26"

【8-A】總時長 62'

陳樹蘭 Chen Shusan (1908-1974)
1. 心經 Xin Jing 2'26" (not related to Se Kong Jue)
2. 白雪 Bai Xue 3'49"
3. 搔首問天 Sao Shou Wen Tian (1931) 4'21"

陳心園 Chen Xinyuan (1908-1994)
4. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 4'54"
5. 玉樓春曉 Yu Lou Chun Xiao 1'54"
6. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 3'49"

李浴星 Li Yuxing (1909-1976)
7. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 7'14"
8. 高山 Gao Shan 6'46"

衛仲樂 Wei Zhongle (1908-1997)
9. 流水 Liu Shui 5'47"
10. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 3'31"
11. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong 6'52"

張正吟 Zhang Zhengyin (1910-1995)
12. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 10'56"

【8-B】總時長 61'

吳兆基 Wu Zhaoji * (1908-1997)
1. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'45"
2. 陽關三疊 Yang Guan San Die 4'00"
3. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 17'48"
4. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 9'51"
5. 搔首問天 Sao Shou Wen Tian (1722 Qiu Sai Yin; 8'38"; 聽 listen)
6. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 5'11"
7. 梅花三弄 Mei Hua San Nong 7'56"
8. 鷗鷺忘機 Ou Lu Wang Ji 5'01"

【8-C】總時長 62‘

樂瑛 Yue Ying (女; 1904-1974)
1. 岳陽三醉 Yueyang San Zui (1876) 8'56" ( 聽 listen)
2. 滄海龍吟 Cang Hai Long Yin 5'33"
3. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 5'41"
4. 孔子讀易 Kongzi Du Yi韋編三絕?) 2'57"

凌其陣 Ling Qizhen (1911-1984)
5. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 6'21"
6. 孤猿嘯月 Gu Yuan Xiao Yue 4'01" ( 聽 listen)
7. 漁歌 Yu Ge(頭盤 [? It is from 1722]) 10'26"

楊清如 Yang Qingru (女; 1913-1995)
8. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 5'41" (sings)
9. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 4'17"
10. 慨古吟 Kai Gu Yin (comment) 2'05" (sings)
11. 訪子期 Fang Ziqi 1'47" (sings; 聽 listen)
12. 陽關三疊 Yang Guan San Die 2'59" (sings)
13. 鳳求凰 Feng Qiu Huang 1'20" (sings)

【9-A】總時長 71'

謝孝蘋 Xie Xiaopin (1920-1998)
1. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 4'13"

姚丙炎 Yao Bingyan (1921-1983; more here)
2. 碣石調幽蘭 You Lan 9'52" (listen with others)
3. 高山 Gao Shan 7'36"
4. 胡笳十八拍 Hujia Shiba Pai 15'29"
5. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 5'25"
6. 酒狂 Jiu Kuang 2'06" ( 聽 listen)
7. 廣陵散 Guangling San 10'53"
8. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 9'24"
9. 鷗鷺忘機 Ou Lu Wang Ji 4'49"

【9-B】總時長 64'

葉名佩 Ye Mingpei (女; 1929- )
1. 憶故人 Yi Gu Ren 6'44" ( 聽 listen)

俞伯蓀 Yu Bosun (1922-2013)
2. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 6'31"
3. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 5'18"
4. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 10'03"
5. 關山月 Guan Shan Yue 2'28"

張育瑾 Zhang Yujin (1915-1981)
6. 長門怨 Chang Men Yuan 4'03"
7. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 1'52"
8. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan 4'02"
9. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 3'13"
10. 搔首問天 Sao Shou Wen Tian (proto-Meian) 5'57"
11. 流水 Liu Shui 5'52"
12. 搗衣 Dao Yi 6'20"

【9-C】總時長 64'

陳長林 Chen Changlin (more; 1932 - ; here all silk strings; new recordings use new strings)
1. 陽關三疊 Yang Guan San Die (1864) 4'46" ( 聽 listen; compare new strings)
2. 大胡笳 Da Hu Jia (1425) 12'09" ( 聽 listen; compare new strings)
3. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan ("from 吳基西 Wu Jixi") 5'04" ( 聽 listen; here also silk!)
4. 歸去來辭 Gui Qu Lai Ci (1801) 4'21" ( 聽 listen; here also silk!)
5. 春江花月夜 Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye (移植 adapted) 8'52" ( 聽 listen; compare new strings)
6. 孤館遇神 Gu Guan Yu Shen (1525) 5'24" ( 聽 listen; compare new strings)
7. 短清 Duan Qing (1425) 6'27" ( 聽 listen; compare strings)

徐曉英 Xu Xiaoying (女; 1937-2016)
8. 秋風辭 Qiu Feng Ci (1831) 1'40" ( 聽 listen)
9. 平沙落雁 Pingsha Luo Yan (1864) 5'49"

薛志章 Xue Zhizhang (1905- ?)
10. 幽蘭 You Lan 8'11" (recently added to listen with others; 聽 listen)

【10-A】總時長 68'

崔善元 Cui Shanyuan (?-?)
1. 欸乃 Ai Nai 6'35"
2. 墨子悲絲 Mozi Bei Si 7'23"
3. 滄海龍吟 Cang Hai Long Yin 5'04"

沈伯重 Shen Bozhong (?-?)
4. 空山憶故人 Kong Shan Yi Gu Ren 5'28"

向笙階 Xiang Shengjie (?-?)
5. 春閨怨 Chun Gui Yuan2'34"

熊淑婉 Xiong Shuwan (?-?)
6. 梧葉舞秋風 Wu Ye Wu Qiu Feng 3'54"
7. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 7'13"

趙子雲 Zhao Ziyun (1941-1996)
8. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 8'24"
9. 白雪 Bai Xue 9'50"

周桂菁 Zhou Guijing (?-?)
10. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 3'28"
11. 流水 Liu Shui 6'12"

【10-B】總時長 68'

範文遠 Fan Wenyuan (?-?)
1. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'11"
2. 鷗鷺忘機 Ou Lu Wang Ji 4'32"

劉光前 Liu Guangqian (?-?)
3. 瀟湘水雲 Xiao Xiang Shui Yun 8'47"

劉兆鑫 Liu Zhaoxin (?-?)
4. 孔子讀易 Kongzi Du Yi 3'28"
5. 流水 Liu Shui 4'16"

王吉儒 Wang Jiru (女: calling her "先生 Mister" is said to be a mark of respect; 1909-2012)
6. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao 8'36" ( 聽 listen)
7. 鳳求凰 Feng Qiu Huang 1'21" (sung; 聽 listen)
8. 秋風辭 Qiu Feng Ci 1'06" (sung; 聽 listen)

許建 Xu Jian (1923-2017 more)
9. "小胡笳 Xiao Hu Jia" 18'37" (but not "SQMP" or "小 Xiao": like Hujia Shibapai starting with 1689 Hu Jia)

朱惜辰 Zhu Xichen (1924-1958)
10. 風雷引 Feng Lei Yin 3'12"
11. 秋江夜泊 Qiu Jiang Ye Bo 2'37"
12. 搔首問天 Sao Shou Wen Tian (1931) 5'10"
13. 挾仙遊 Xie Xian You 3'30" ( 聽 listen)

【10-C】總時長 61'

侯作吾 Hou Zuowu (1910-1963)
1. 高山流水 Gao Shan Liu Shui 7'52"
2. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 3'13"
3. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 6'43"
4. 漁樵問答 Yu Qiao Wenda 6'33"

吳干斌 Wu Ganbin (?-?)
5. 搗衣 Dao Yi 6'48"
6. 醉漁唱晚 Zui Yu Chang Wan 3'39"
7. 良宵引 Liang Xiao Yin 2'00"

張寶亭 Zhang Baoting (?-?)
8. 金門待漏 Jin Men Dai Lang (1876 version, not related to Yu Qiao Wenda) 8'14" ( 聽 listen)
9. 普庵咒 Pu An Zhou 5'10"

趙義正 Zhao Yizheng (?-?)
10. 樵歌 Qiao Ge 9'31"

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Sitong Shenpin, 1950-1970
The project carried out by Zha Fuxi is dated to 1955. As for why the 274 recordings here in 絲桐神品 Sitong Shenpin are said to date from "1950 to 1970", perhaps the Institute had already made a few recordings before Zha Fuxi began his project in 1955; and he also continued this collection work (and the related editing) after the project officially ended. Presumably, though, the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) brought these old style recordings to an end, though perhaps also leading to such works as Zha Fuxi's own Great Leap Forward Song.
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2. The Chinese National Academy of Arts (中國藝術研究院)
The recordings here came from a project of collecting guqin instruments, other materials and recordings led by Zha Fuxi said to have begun in the mid 1950s. This project would have taken place within the National Academy of Music (中國音樂研究所 Zhongguo Yinyue Yanjiu Suo). The materials now belong to Chinese National Academy of Arts, a research institution formed in 1980 by combining the National Academy of Music with the 中國戲劇研究院 National Academy of Traditional Opera and the 中國美術研究所 National Academy of Fine Arts.

The names and in particular their translations change, making tracing the precise history difficult. Plus, nowadays an internet search for the National Academy of Arts usually directs you to only the fine arts academies such as the 中國美術學院 China Academy of Fine Art (Hangzhou and Shanghai) or the 中央美術學院 Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing). Confusion is increased by some of the same institutes having versions in Taiwan.
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3. Recordings from the project
Considering the dates and places of the recordings, the fidelity here is remarkably good. Quite likely in a number of places the sound was cleaned up, but when done, it was done by someone who understood the original sound and was able to bring it out in a natural way.
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4. Acquiring a set (from Taobao)
A friend bought this set for me in China and carried it here (all 10 books). Otherwise, to buy products through Taobao from outside of China usually requires going through an agent.
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5. Details of the set
The two pdfs linked here and above may have to be downloaded to be searchable. Once again, they include (in both Chinese and English):

The Sitong Shenpin package, as illustrated above, consists of 10 books, each book having one CD in the front cover and two in the back. The commentary for each book has 8 sections, but the written content of each is identical except for Sections 1 and 7. Thus, although each of the 10 books has from 143 to 147 pages, the two pdfs just linked above have all the printed information of the whole set in 300 pages total (270 printed + 15 repeated and 15 blank).

Here, for example, is the ToC for Book 1; change the pagination for the other books accordingly.

  1. 三個光盤目錄(第每本書之前面)
    Title, performer's name, length, ISRC number and tablature source (where available) of each of the melodies on the three CDs included with this book (two to four unnumbered pages; no commentary on the melodies themselves)
  2. 序(田青)1
    Preface (Tian Qing) 67
  3. 中國藝術研究院簡介 6
    Introduction to the Chinese National Academy of Arts 73
  4. 中國藝術研究院圖書館簡介 9
    Introduction to the Library of the Chinese National Academy of Arts
  5. 中國藝術研究院圖書館館藏古琴、琴譜輯珍 16
    Guqins and qin tablatures Selected from the Chinese National Academy of Arts 86
  6. 1956年古琴採訪工作報告:查阜西執筆 37
    Report of the 1956 Field Trip on the Qin (see
    translation) 109
  7. 琴家介紹 54
    Introduction to Qin players (featured in the three CDs included with this first book; two to five pages) 135
  8. 後記(編者)58
    Afterword (the editor) 140-143

As can be seen in the linked pdfs, each of the 10 books has from 143 to 147 pages, the first half in Chinese then the English translation. For each book,

Further details
Although the 274 recordings in this set amount to far fewer than the 645 in
Jue Xiang, it still has quite a few recordings that are not in the larger set.

The recordings are grouped by player, and the players are organized somewhat chronologically based on their birthdate, but with some inconsistencies and with a number for whom that information is not available. The earliest birthdate here is 1869, the latest confirmed birthday apparently being 1941 (compare Jue Xiang).

As for the actual dates of the recordings, the title of the set of books accompanying the recordings suggests they were all done between 1950 and 1970 (and mostly 1955 or after); and apparently all were done through the National Academy of Arts. However, beyond this there do not seem to be any further specifics.
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6. Differences between 絲桐神品 Sitong Shenpin and 絕響 Jue Xiang
Differences include:

More specifically:

For details see the asterix marks (*) in the players lists for the two sets of recordings (below and here).

Diifferences between the content of the two sets partly reflect the fact that Jue Xiang recordings include pieces from many different places and times while Sitong Shenpin only includes ones from recordings connected in some way to Zha Fuxi's research project (apparently none before 1950 or after 1970). Also, the larger number of recordings in Jue Xiang are due to its having multiple versions many melodies and even multiple versions over time of one person's of a single piece.

Here are some noteworthy examples of recordings Sitong Shenpin, in spite of its smaller size, has that are not in Jue Xiang.

  1. 平沙落雁 Ping Shan Luo Yan and 陽春 Yang Chun by 吳蘭蓀 Wu Lansun, father of 吳兆基 Wu Zhaoji
  2. 大學之道 Da Xue zhi Dao by 夏一峰 Xia Yifeng
  3. 昭君怨 Zhao Jun Yuan by 招鑒芬 Zhao Jianfen
  4. 秋砧 Qiu Zhan by 詹澄秋 Zhan Chengqiu
  5. 蘇武思君 Su Wu Si Jun by 查阜西 Zha Fuxi
  6. 八極遊 Ba Ji You by 管平湖 Guan Pinghu
  7. 西城引 Xi Cheng Yin by 陳堯庭 Chen Yaoting n.f.i.
  8. 猗蘭 Yi Lan by 王生香 Wang Shengxiang (from 1744)
  9. 孤猿嘯月 Gu Yuan Xiao Yue by 凌其陣 Ling Qizhen (see 1625)
  10. 短清 Duan Qing by 陳長林 Chen Changlin
  11. 水仙操 Shui Xian Cao by 王吉儒 Wang Jiru
  12. 金門待漏 Jin Men Dai Lang by 張寶亭 Zhang Baoting

In addition, although there are an unknown number of other recordings here that are also available in Jue Xiang, many of these are either a different version or a different interpretation. Thus, for example, here there are six examples of Mei Hua San Nong while in Jue Xiang there are 33; some of the latter come from different tablatures while others could simply be different renditions by people who learned from the same teacher.

As for differing lengths given for recordings that are included in both sets, where the melodies have only slightly differing lengths it could be that the versions played have a somewhat different interpretation, or it could be that the piece is from a source that had quite a different version. If someone wishes to study the significance of these differences, hopefully indices such as those here would be of some help.
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Appendix: List of performers on 絲桐神品 Sitong Shenpin
The original set has no such list so one has been created here
Compare 絕響 Jue Xiang.

The 72 qin players' names are arranged alphabetically by pinyin spelling. * indicates the 41 players here that are also in 絕響 Jue Xiang.

  1. 陳長林 Chen Changlin (1932-)
  2. 陳琴趣 Chen Qinqu (陳澤鍠 Chen Zehuang, 1905-2000)
  3. 陳樹三 Chen Shusan (1908-1974)
  4. 陳維斌 Chen Weibin (1890-1978)*
  5. 陳心園 Chen Xinyuan (1908-1994)*
  6. 陳堯庭 Chen Yaoting (1903-1968)
  7. 程午嘉 Cheng Wujia (1902-1985)*
  8. 崔善元 Cui Shanyuan (?-?)
  9. 範文遠 Fan Wenyuan (?-?)
  10. 顧梅羹 Gu Meigeng (1899-1990)*
  11. 管平湖 Guan Pinghu (3 CDs; 1897-1967)*
  12. 關仲航 Guan Zhonghang (1896-1972 [?])*
  13. 桂伯鑄 Gui Bozhu (1878-1968)
  14. 郭同甫 Guo Tongfu (1885-1971)*
  15. 侯作吾 Hou Zuowu (1910-1963)*
  16. 黃松濤 Huang Songtao (1900-2002)
  17. 黃雪輝 Huang Xuehui (女; 1898-1974)*
  18. 黃漁仙 Huang Yuxian (女; 1886-1982)*
  19. 李浴星 Li Yuxing (1909-1976)
  20. 凌其陣 Ling Qizhen (1911-1984)
  21. 劉光前 Liu Guangqian (?-?)
  22. 劉景韶 Liu Jingshao (1903-1987)*
  23. 劉少椿 Liu Shaochun (1901-1971)*
  24. 劉兆鑫 Liu Zhaoxin (?-?)
  25. 龍琴舫 Long Qinfang (1886-1959)*
  26. 馬壽洛 Ma Shouluo (馬祝眉 Ma Zhumei; 1869-1962)*
  27. 溥雪齋 Pu Xuezhai (1893-1966)*
  28. 沈伯重 Shen Bozhong (?-?)
  29. 沈草農 Shen Caonong (1891-1973)*
  30. 王吉儒 Wang Jiru (女; 1909-2012)
  31. 汪孟舒 Wang Mengshu (1887-1969)*
  32. 王生香 Wang Shengxiang (1902-1975)*
  33. 汪星伯 Wang Xingbo (1893-1979)
  34. 衛仲樂 Wei Zhongle (1908-1997)*
  35. 吳干斌 Wu Ganbin (?-?; student of 樂英 Yue Ying)
  36. 吳劍嵐 Wu Jianlan (1898-1983)
  37. 吳景略 Wu Jinglüe (1907-1987)*
  38. 吳蘭蓀 Wu Lansun (1883-1960)
  39. 吳兆基 Wu Zhaoji (1908-1997)*
  40. 吳振平 Wu Zhenping (1907-1977)*
  41. 夏蓮居 Xia Lianzhu (1884-1965)*
  42. 夏一峰 Xia Yifeng (1883-1964)*
  43. 向笙階 Xiang Shengjie (1895-1981)*
  44. 謝孝蘋 Xie Xiaoping (1920-1998)*
  45. 熊淑婉 Xiong Shuwan (?-?)
  46. 許建     Xu Jian (1923-2017)
  47. 徐立蓀 Xu Lisun (1897-1969)*
  48. 胥桐華 Xu Tonghua (女; 1905-1969)*
  49. 徐曉英 Xu Xiaoying (女; 1937-2016)
  50. 徐元白 Xu Yuanbai (1893-1957)*
  51. 薛志章 Xue Zhizhang (1905- ?)
  52. 楊葆元 Yang Baoyuan (1899-1958)*
  53. 楊清如 Yang Qingru (女; 1913-1995)*
  54. 楊新倫 Yang Xinlun (1898-1990)*
  55. 姚丙炎 Yao Bingyan (1921-1983)*
  56. 葉名佩 Ye Mingpei (女; 葉名珮; 1929-)
  57. 俞伯蓀 Yu Bosun (1922-2013)
  58. 喻紹澤 Yu Shaoze (1907-1988)*
  59. 樂瑛     Yue Ying (女; 1904-1974)*
  60. 查阜西 Zha Fuxi (1895-1976)*
  61. 詹澄秋 Zhan Chengqiu (詹澂秋; 1887-1969)*
  62. 張寶亭 Zhang Baoting (?-?; from 武漢 Wuhan, learned from 張孔山 Zhang Kongshan, including 流水 Liu Shui)
  63. 張舜臣 Zhang Shunchen (1893- ?)
  64. 張育瑾 Zhang Yujin (1915-1981)*
  65. 張正吟 Zhang Zhengyin (1910-1995)
  66. 張子謙 Zhang Ziqian (1899-1991)*
  67. 招鑒芬 Zhao Jianfen (1877-1968)
  68. 趙義正 Zhao Yizheng (?-?)
  69. 趙子雲 Zhao Ziyun (1941-1996)
  70. 周桂菁 Zhou Guijing (?-?)
  71. 周吉蓀 Zhou Jisun (1901-1969)*
  72. 朱惜辰 Zhu Xichen (1924-1958)*

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