Pipa player Liu Dehai dies and has adapted Ambush in Ten Faces with great success

Pipa player Liu Dehai dies and has adapted “Ambush in Ten Faces” with great success
It is said that the Chinese National Orchestral Society officially announced that Liu Dehai, a national treasure-class lute player, educator and composer, died in Beijing on April 11, 2020 at 14:25 at the age of 83.Liu Dehai.The picture comes from the network Liu Dehai was born in Shanghai on August 13, 1937. Because of his love for folk music, he started learning folk instruments such as pipa, erhu, flute, and sanxian from an early age.In 1954, Liu Dehai worshipped the lute player Lin Shicheng as a teacher. In 1957, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music. In 1960, he first played Lu Shaoen’s “Five Heroes of Langya Mountain”., Greatly improved and enriched the performance skills of the lute, and promoted the modern lute performance art greatly.In 1970, he was a soloist of the lute of the Central Orchestra.In 1973, he and Wu Zuqiang and Wang Yanqiao co-authored the Pipa Concerto “Little Sisters in the Prairie”, which was the first in a large-scale Pipa Concerto.Later, he performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the United States and the West Berlin Symphony Orchestra to make the lute art move to the international music stage.During this period, Liu Dehai adapted the ancient song “Ambush in Ten Faces”.According to the characteristics of the pipa performance, he merged the variations to develop, and also used special techniques such as shackles and twisted strings during the performance, so that this pipa song vividly expressed that war.In 1975, when Liu Dehai performed his adaptation of “Ambush in Ten Faces” for the first time, it was a great success. Since then, some people have connected the names of “Ambush in Ten Faces” and Liu Dehai together.He has been a professor and deputy dean of the China Conservatory of Music since 1983, and is a representative of contemporary pipa performances.Due to his high academic attainments and outstanding contributions to higher vocational education, on August 22, 2007, Liu Dehai awarded the third session of the Teaching Teachers Award in Higher Education awarded by the Ministry of Education.Sauna, Night Net Editor Liu Zhen Wu Longzhen proofreading Lu Qian