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The Ruse of the Empty City: A Traditional Peking Opera

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The Ruse of the Empty City: A Traditional Peking Opera

Recorded in China and released in 1960, this opera tells the compelling tale of the defense of a city left vulnerable by a disobedient general. Both tragic and triumphant, The Ruse of the Empty City is an excellent example of the traditional Chinese art form of Peking Opera. The audible acrobatics of the performers lend a level of authenticity only found in live recordings. Liner notes include a synopsis of the play as well as the full script.

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《空城计》于1960年在中国录制,它讲述了一个扣人心弦的故事:一位倔强不屈的将军不费一兵一卒以空城成功抵御敌军。这出悲喜交加的剧目是中国传统艺术形式中京剧的典范。表演者为我们提供了只有现场录制的专辑才能展现的听觉盛宴。专辑内页含有剧目大纲和完整剧本。

Track Listing

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Chu Ko Liang, Messenger, Attendant, Scout n/a 3:05
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102
Chu Ko Liang, Scout, Two Attendants, Old Soldiers n/a 2:59
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103
Chu Ko Liang, Two Attendants n/a 3:28
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104
Old Soldiers, Chu Ko Liang n/a 3:06
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105
Chu Ko Liang, Old Soldiers n/a 3:14
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106
General Ssu Ma-I, Soldiers n/a 2:57
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107
Chu Ko Liang n/a 2:39
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108
Chu Ko Liang n/a 2:46
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201
General Ssu Ma-i, Soldiers n/a 2:41
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202
Ssu Ma-i, Ssu Ma's Son, Old Soldiers, Chu Ko Liang, Chau Yuen n/a 3:08
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203
Ssu Ma-i, Ssu Ma's Son, Old Soldiers, Chu Ko Liang, Chau Yue n n/a 2:56
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204
Scout, Ssu Ma-i, Chau Yuen, Son of Ssu Ma-I, Soldiers n/a 2:38
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205
Chu Ko Liang, Scout, Attendants, Wang P'ing, Executioners n/a 3:22
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206
Ma Su, Chu Ko Liang, Executioners n/a 3:17
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207
Chu Ko Liang, Ma Su, Executioners n/a 3:14
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208
Chu Ko Liang, Chau Yuen n/a 3:14
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