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Mo Fan (莫凡 Hangzhou, May 1949) is a Chinese composer. During the Cultural Revolution he was sent to Heilongjiang, where he taught himself composition. In 1979 he entered Shanghai Conservatory. [1]

Hangzhou Prefecture-level & Sub-provincial city in Zhejiang, Peoples Republic of China

Hangzhou formerly romanized as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang Province in East China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium. The city's West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site immediately west of the city, is among its best-known attractions. A study conducted by PwC and China Development Research Foundation saw Hangzhou ranked first among "Chinese Cities of Opportunity". Hangzhou is also considered a World City with a "Beta+" classification according to GaWC.

Heilongjiang Province

Heilongjiang is a province of the People's Republic of China. Located in the most northeastern part of the country, Heilongjiang is bordered by Jilin to the south and Inner Mongolia to the west. It also shares a border with Russia to the north and east. The capital and the largest city of the province is Harbin. Among Chinese provincial-level administrative divisions, Heilongjiang is the sixth-largest by total area and the 15th-most populous.



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  1. 歌剧《雷雨》编剧、作曲家莫凡简介 - 歌剧《雷雨》编剧、作曲家莫凡简介. 国家一级作曲、中国音乐家协会会员、中国音乐学. 院客座教授。1949年生于杭州。1969年到黑龙江插队. 并自学作曲。1979年考入上海音乐学院民族音乐理论. 作曲系本科。1984年到北京中国广播艺术团工作至. 今。莫凡多年来致力于严肃音乐创作,涉猎的创作领域较广,至今已积累了上百部(首)不同类型的作品。 主要的大型作品有:歌剧《雷雨》、舞剧《二泉映月》、清. 唱剧《洛神赋》、交响音诗《松竹梅》、合唱音诗《昭. 君出塞》...
  2. Snowball - Volume 34 - Page 54 Meng Wang - 1991 "In addition, A Song of Pipa, a piece performed using a pipa and flute to accompany a soprano and an orchestra, was composed by young Mo Fan based on a famous ancient poem. The poem depicts the miserable life of a woman who plays the pipa and the sympathy of the poet towards her."
  3. 莫凡作品琵琶协奏曲《长恨歌》美国首演成功 Boston performance
  4. Silk String Quartet UK
  5. Impressions of a pipa player Samuel Shengmiao Wong, Desmond Kon, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. School of Film & Media Studies - 2003 "The CD also featured a new composition for pipa and percussion by Mo Fan called Piao (Current). "The melody for "