Mr Yuan Jung-ping brought with him a Chung-dao Qin [中道琴], made by a Qin maker in Taiwan. Chung-dao Qin are Guqin made with 100-year old wood, made under the strict supervision of Mr Yuan Jung-ping. It uses traditional silk strings, instead of the modern metal strings.
The piece performed is Chang Ting Yuan Man [長亭怨慢], which I loosely translated it to "Lament of Departure." Lyric written by a Song Dynasty poet Jiang Kui [姜夔, aka. Hermit of the White Stone].
The song itself is an old one, the Guqin music was transcripted by Mr Yuan Jung-ping. The location was in the Chung-dao Tang [中道堂] in Catskill, NY.Guqin 古琴 Yuan Jung-ping performs Lament of Departure on Guqin, 袁中平古琴演奏長亭怨慢
Mr Yuan Jung-ping, the founder of New York Qin Society as well as Chung Hua Guqin Society [中華古琴協會], and a Guqin instructor in Nanhua University [Taiwan] held...