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The Peony Pavilion, a Tale of Love

The Peony Pavilion, a Tale of Love

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Kunqu is said to be the mother of all Chinese operas. With a 400 year history, 'the Peony Pavilion’ is one of its celebrated tales of love, which has been remade into numerous films and plays. 

The uncut performances of this romantic 16th-century work consisted of more than 22 hours. Chinese composer Tan Dun, best known for his music for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, re-adapted this classic into a compact 75-minute production several years ago. With our colleague Liu Min’s help, our host Tony had the pleasure of watching Tan’s version from an online video recorded at the New York Metropolitan Museum. And we’ve invited Liu Min on Music Talks today to share with you ‘The Peony Pavilion’ while enjoying Tan’s version of the Chinese Kunqu opera. To check out the New York Metropolitan Museum edition, click: https://www.metmuseum.org/peonypavilion

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