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Feast your ears on the musical classics of the east with MUSIC TALKS, the Middle Kingdom’s mashup of classical music and in-depth discussions with some of China’s most celebrated orchestral professionals. Experience the instruments, get some perspective, feel the pulse of antiquity.

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Feast your ears on the musical classics of the east with MUSIC TALKS, the Middle Kingdom’s mashup of classical music and in-depth discussions with some of China’s most celebrated orchestral professionals. Experience the instruments, get some perspective, feel the pulse of antiquity.

    A musical journey to the Central Axis of Beijing

    A musical journey to the Central Axis of Beijing

    The Central Axis of Beijing, a cluster of ancient buildings and cultural sites, is the core area of the old city that stretches 7.8 kilometers, from Yongding Gate in the south to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower in the north. Today, we take you on a journey to explore the ancient city through the local musical scene along the axis.

    • 52 min
    The sanxian: Nostalgic melody of old Beijing

    The sanxian: Nostalgic melody of old Beijing

    Many local Beijingers say the sound of the three-stringed lute is a nostalgic sound for them that has the magical power to remind them of the old Beijing of the 80s and 90s. The famed sanxian performer Wang Yu, a Beijing native, shares with us why the sound of the lute is symbolic of the ancient city, and brings several of his distinctive works that reflect the street scenes of Beijing in his memory.

    • 30 min
    Renowned classic “The Jasmine Flower” with a touch of Jazz

    Renowned classic “The Jasmine Flower” with a touch of Jazz

    Previously, we got up-close with Jazz musician Liu Peiyi, and he shared his 10-year experience of learning Jazz with a couple of world-renowned masters in the States, as well as his understanding of jazz music and his ways to promote the popularity of the genre among the public. In this edition, we continue with Liu. He brings us several innovative works incorporating elements of popular Chinese folk songs.

    • 27 min
    Joyful tunes to ring in the New Year

    Joyful tunes to ring in the New Year

    The New Year's Day falls on January 1st on the Gregorian calendar. People around the globe have been celebrating the New Year since ancient times. To boost the excitement of the holiday, several prestigious Chinese instrumentalists join us today to share tuneful melodies with you. We'll also check out some fun New Year's traditions in different countries around the world.

    • 44 min
    The Macanese band: Songwriting to keep the endangered dialect alive

    The Macanese band: Songwriting to keep the endangered dialect alive

    Patua is an endangered dialect in Macao. A small portion of people, known as the Macanese, are able to speak it, which are the descendants of Portuguese and Chinese. Filomeno Jorge, aka Russo, is one of the few. He is the leader of a time-honored band called "Tuna Macanese". ​We'll bring you several songs by the band and get an insight into their way to promote the Macanese culture across the globe.

    • 29 min
    A musical voyage to Macao

    A musical voyage to Macao

    Macao is sometimes referred to as the Las Vegas of the east, due to its glitz and glamor. Under the bright lights, the local people say their city is peaceful and unique for its multi-cultural blend of history, cuisine and language. Two-stringed fiddle performer Wu Shaoxiong selects several pieces from his album “Macao” to take you on a journey to reveal the true face of the city's culture though the local music scene.

    • 28 min

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