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

Shi Mian Mai Fu (十面埋伏) - Ambush from Ten Sides, Pipa (琵琶, Lute) Solo, created in the Tang Dynasty (唐代).

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

Year: 618 - 907, Tang Dynasty (唐代)
Title: Shi Mian Mai Fu (十面埋伏) - Ambush from Ten Sides, 
   Ambush On All Sides, Ambush from All Sides
Genre: Pipa (琵琶, Lute) Solo 

Listed as one of ten best ancient Chinese music pieces, "Ambush from Ten Sides" is famous Chinese classical lute music, which was composed on the basis of the decisive battle in 202 B.C. between the two armies of Chu and Han. The whole music gives an incisive and vivid depiction, in the form of musical narrative, of the fierce, desolate, solemn and stirring scenes of the battle. The unique techniques of lute performance have been brought into full play in this music. The whole music is majestic and passionate, sharp in artistic image, exalting in melody, and extremely thrilling.

《十面埋伏》是一首历史题材的大型琵琶曲, 它是中国十大古曲之一。关于乐曲的 创作年代迄今无一定论。资料追溯可至唐代,在白居易(772─846)写过的著名长 诗《琵琶行》中,可探知作者白居易曾听过有关表现激烈战斗场景的琵琶音乐。

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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