Introduction of 十面埋伏 (Ambushed,Pipa,琵琶曲,Shi Mian Mai Fu)
十面埋伏 (Ambushed, Pipa, 琵琶曲, Shi Mian Mai Fu) is a best-known piece for the pipa based on historic events, and is one of the top 10 Chinese classical music masterpieces.
The earliest extant tablature can be found in Hua Qiuping’s pipa score dated 1818, but the origin and composer remain unknown. It is clear that, the music had been popular before or during Tang Dynasty (618-907) at least, according to the famous poem of The Song of Pipa by Bai Juyi (772-846).
The story behind this music is the key battle of the … Read the rest