Mr.PENG Xiu-wen has composed and arranged a lot of musical pieces, "Sigh of Ailment"composed by LIU Tian-hua and arranged by Mr. PENG is a piece seldom performed. This is a rare recording of this music conducted by Mr. PENG.(Erhu solo by LIU Chang-fu)
The quintet format using 5 Chinese traditional string instruments was founded by HU Deng-tiao. “A Joyful Night” was one of his most popular composition. This historical recording was played by the first quintet chosen by Mr. HU.
“Double Woe” is one of the most renowned piece in Cantonese music. This recording played by 4 great masters in 1957 was a typical version that can show the real feelings of Cantonese traditional music.
“Zhong Hua Liu Ban” is one of the most famous Jiangnan traditional music. This version was played by the 4 renowned masters – LU Chun-ling (dizi), Zhou Hui (Yangqin), MA Sheng-long) and ZHOU Hao(erhu).
“Song of the Frontier” is an ancient pipa music. This recording is a special piece using a Ching Dynasty pipa. The performer – LI Guang-zu was the son of the great pipa master LI Ting-song. This recording was a precious combination of famous song, famous artist and famous instrument.
Soft Bow Jinghu is a very special bow instrument.
The bow is very loose and soft and needs special technique in playing. This piece “Birds’ Sound in Flower Shrub” fully express the special technique and features of the Soft Bow Jinghu.
A giant bamboo Xiao was made by TAM Bao-shuo (Xiao master in Hong Kong), and a song named “Melody of Giant Xiao” was specially written for this big Xiao by CHEN Zhong-shen (Xiao master in Taiwan). Together with Zhang Wei-liang (Xiao master in China) and ZHU Zhao-wei (Xiao master in Hong Kong), 4 masters played this song in a ROI concert successfully in 2000.