219 - Guang Ling San (广陵散) - Guangling Melody

Guang Ling San (广陵散) - Guangling Melody, lyre music (古琴曲), Emerged, at least, in the Han Dynasty before 220.

219 - Guang Ling San (广陵散) - Guangling Melody

Year: 219 (汉代)
Title: Guang Ling San (广陵散) - Guangling Melody
Composer: ?
Performer: Xi Kang (嵇康)
Genre: Lyre music (古琴曲)

Listed as one of ten best ancient Chinese music pieces, "Guangling Melody" was a piece of lyre music originated from the Han Dynasty. The content of "Guangling Melody" came from the lyre melody "Nie Zheng Assassinating King of Han", which mainly described a solemn story that Nie Zheng, son of a swordsmith in the Warring States Period, committed suicide after stabbing the king of Han in order to avenge his father. The main body of this music focuses on the change of Nie Zheng's emotion from hate to indignation, which profoundly portrays his unyielding willpower to avenge regardless of violence.

《广陵散》,又名《广陵止息》,是中国著名十大古曲之一。它至少在汉代已经出 现。其内容向来说法不一,但一般的看法是将它与《聂政刺韩王》琴曲联系起来。 《聂政刺韩王》主要是描写战国时代铸剑工匠之子聂政为报杀父之仇,刺死韩王, 然后自杀的悲壮故事。

三国时代,竹林七贤之一的嵇康因为得罪大将军钟会,被司马昭赐死,临行刑前曾 弹奏此曲,并于曲终曰:“袁孝尼尝请学此散,吾靳固不与,《广陵散》于今绝矣 !”

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 2000 - 2099: Best 21st Century Music

 1950 - 1999: Best Music in the Second Half of the 20th Century

 1900 - 1949: Best Music in the First Half of the 20th Century

Before 1900: Best Ancient Music

 1899 - Han Ya Xi Shui (寒鸦戏水) - Crows Playing Water

 1899 - Han Gong Qiu Yue (汉宫秋月) - Autumn Moon Over the Han Palace

 1799 - Zou Xi Kou (走西口) - Go West

 1763 - Mo Li Hua (茉莉花) - Jasmine Flower

 1750 - Xi Yang Xiao Gu (夕阳箫鼓) - Flutes and Drums at Sunset

 1560 - Yu Qiao Wen Da (渔樵问答) - Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter

 1130 - Yue Er Wan Wan Zhao Jiu Zhou (月儿弯弯照九州) - Crescent Moon Shining Above

 750 - Yang Guan San Die (阳关三叠) - Adios at Yangguan

 750 - Ping Sha Luo Yan (平沙落雁) - Wild Geese on the Sandbank

 750 - Shi Mian Mai Fu (十面埋伏) - Ambush from Ten Sides

 750 - Jiang Jun Ling (将军令) - Song of the General

 375 - Mei Hua San Nong (梅花三弄) - Plum Blossom Melodies

 250 - Jiu Kuang (酒狂) - The Drunkard

219 - Guang Ling San (广陵散) - Guangling Melody

 207 - Hu Jia Shi Ba Pai (胡笳十八拍) - Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute

 220 BC - Gao Shan Liu Shui (高山流水) - High Mountain and Running River

 552 BC - Yang Chun Bai Xue (阳春白雪) - White Snow in Early Spring