Performer: Song Fei

Composer: Unknown

Piece: River of Sorrow

No list of videos exploring the violin is complete without an introduction to the ‘Chinese Fiddle’, the erhu. The erhu is played using something like a violin bow, but the bow is threaded between the two strings.

Performer: Aaron Li


Piece: Jasmine Flowers

You might think that the erhu is an ancient instrument. Other traditional Chinese instruments are 3,000 years old. This one, however, has only been around since about 1915.

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