Tongwei Opera

Home Culture 2019-06-21

Tongwei Opera

Tongwei Xiaoqu Opera is a kind of traditional Xiaoqu Opera popular in Tongwei County. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Tongwei folk artists absorbed various flavors of Longdong Daoqing, Wanwanwanqiang and folk songs on the basis of Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai folk songs, and continuously enriched and developed them. The local flavor is strong, the script story is simple and easy to understand, which embodies the people's simple and kind, loyal and honest human nature characteristics and the persistent spirit of pursuing good love between men and women.

In 2011, it was selected as the third batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

Inheritance Significance

People's Daily once criticized that flute music creation is too original nowadays. Some composers and performers pursue novelty, novelty and novelty blindly and deviate from the life of the general public. They cited two examples of "Pushing the Whip to Urge Horses to Transport Food Busily" and "New Pastoral Song", saying that nowadays no flute can surpass these two works. Why is that? I think today's composers and performers are all above the high level, earn extra money with high wages, enjoy the convenience and speed of metropolis life, and take the western music theory and technique as their own "Bible", who can really go deep into the folk to absorb the nourishment of folk music and traditional music, this is the essence and essence of our music culture. "Pushing the Whip to Urge Horses to Transport Grain Busy" is based on the Northeast music "Herdsmen's New Song" from the Mongolian people, in addition, there are numerous similar examples. Throughout those works with long-term artistic vitality and influence, all of them are permeated with folk music materials from the masses.

Finally, we think that folk songs like Tongwei Xiaoqu have their own value and significance. We must attach importance to it, study it and use it to serve our research and music creation.

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