Violin Unison Hits During China's Cultural Revolution (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 275 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: JB Record
Cat.: ISRC-CN-A490438700 | RS/MU
Despite the tragic circumstances of its origin, the musical legacy of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution continues to fascinate both foreigners and Chinese alike. One of the oddest genres to emerge was the unison violin ensemble. Typically the music consisted of "Light Classical" arrangements of patriotic propaganda songs and excerpts from the model operas and ballets. While somewhat naive, these little songs have an undeniable charm and remain a truly curious - if morally ambiguous- cultural artifact from the Cultural Revolution.