He Zhanhao and Chen Gang – Butterfly Lovers in #asiantuesday

This is a modern classic based on one of China’s Four Great Folktales. Zhu Yingtai is a girl who dresses as a man to be able to study. She meets clever fellow student Liang Shanbo and falls in love with him, only to eventually be betrothed to another man.

The original composition was a violin concert, but I found this version with Er-hu (a stringed Asian instrument) enchanting.


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