Saturday, 13 September 2008


I first noticed this two-string bowed Chinese instrument in The Last Emperor’s movie soundtrack. I love the sound it makes and use to attend the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s concerts at the Esplanade Theatre. I wish they would play more often at the Esplanade Theatre as the sound system there is much better that the Singapore Conference Hall (their main concert venue). They had an Erhu and Cello concert last month which I missed. Did you know that the Erhu is made from stretched python skin? You could listen to the different instruments at this link of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

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