Le Dan Tranh
Musiques d'hier et d'aujourd'hui
Hai Phuong and
Prof. Tran Van Khe
This CD incorporates new techniques such as tremolo playing,
muted pizzicato, and the use of string harmonics. The album
includes a variety of love songs and the music conveys a formal
Lưu Thủy Trường: This is a good example of traditional
music's evolution in both time and space.
(đàn tranh: Hải Phượng,
đàn nguyệt: Prof. Trần)
Vọng Cổ: Composed in
1917 by Cao Van Lau, also entitled "Dạ Cổ Hoài Lang" (The
night-drums recalled the belove
(đàn tranh: Hải Phượng, đàn nguyệt: Prof. Trần)
Tình Ca Miền Nam: composed by Pham Thuy Hoan this
piece is inspired by work-songs in the rice-fields and by the songs
of the boatmen on many waterways.
(solo đàn tranh: Hải Phượng)
Thomas Ager: "The last four songs on this CD are absolutely
exquisite ("Nostalgie du passe' and the three Chants d'amour).
It is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard in 35 years
of collecting music from all over the world!
I got a copy from the library here in Seattle, Washington and I
have played the last four songs literally hundreds of times !!!"