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

Mei Hua San Nong (梅花三弄) - Plum Blossom Melodies, Lyre music (古琴曲), was originally performed by Huan Yi (桓伊) in Eastern Jin (东晋) Dynasty (317 - 420) as flute solo.

 Eastern Jin Dynasty - Mei Hua San Nong (梅花三弄) - Plum Blossom Melodies

Year: 317 - 420, Eastern Jin (东晋) Dynasty
Title: Mei Hua San Nong (梅花三弄) - Plum Blossom Melodies, 
   Plum Blossom Melody - Three Variations, Tune of Plum Blossom,
   Three Variations of the Plum blossom Tune
Original Performer: Huan Yi (桓伊)
Genre: Lyre music (古琴曲)

Listed as one of ten best ancient Chinese music pieces, "Plum Blossom Melodies" is also called "Plum Blossom Prelude" or "Jade Imperial Concubine Prelude". It is more popular in the versions of flute music and lyre music. With plum blossoms as its theme, the music sings of persons with high moral integrity through depiction of the undaunted and indomitable character of plum blossoms that burst into bloom in defiance of the ferocious cold frost, chilling gales and drifting snowflakes.

《梅花三弄》是中国著名十大古曲之一,又名《梅花引》、《玉妃引》,是中国传 统艺术中表现梅花的佳作。明朱权编辑的《神奇秘谱》记载此曲最早是东晋时桓伊 所奏的笛曲。后由笛曲改编为古琴曲,全曲表现了梅花洁白,傲雪凌霜的高尚品性 。此曲借物咏怀,通过梅花的洁白、芬芳和耐寒等特征,来颂具有高尚节操的人。 此曲结构上采用循环再现的手法,重复整段主题三次,每次重复都采用泛音奏法, 故称为《三弄》。体现了梅花洁白,傲雪凌霜的高尚品性。

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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