Introduction to Peking opera

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Introduction to Peking opera
Han, Guohuang (Speaker)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-08-25
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-936
Han, Guohuang
Operas, Chinese -- History and criticism
Operas, Chinese
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by radio station KFPA, 1977 Berkeley (Calif.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 6 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is very good.
Kuo-huang Han [Guohuang Han], ethomusicologist, lectures about Peking opera, on a program for radio station KPFA, Berkeley, Calif., for broadcast on August 25, 1977. The lecture includes demonstrations of singing and orchestral music, with live singing by Guohuang Han, himself, and the playing of recorded music. Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 34 minutes). [Music]. Guohuang Han, ethnomusicologist, speaks about Peking opera including the history, instrumentation, orchestration, costuming and facial paintings, and types of characters. Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 32 minutes). Guohuang Han continues to speak about types of characters in Peking opera; recitation styles, solo singing, and different types of Peking opera including developments since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, in 1949, and the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976); the preservation of older, traditional styles outside of the People's Republic of China [ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 12234310
Sound recording issue number: AZ0339Pacific Tape Library
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118853
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2655c40-c257-0135-0cc1-2937ebcf7be5
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Introduction to Peking opera" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Introduction to Peking opera