MUSIC OF HUÉ
> Songs of Hué and Court music
Monde de la Musique: ★★★★
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO)
Traditional ensemble of Hué led by Tran Kich. Vocals: Tanh Tham.
This recording presents two genres of music and songs which are part of the Hue tradition: aristocratic music, performed in the past for entertainment by non-professional musicians, called Ca Hue or Songs of Hue, and the Court music performed by large ensembles and court musicians, called Nhac cung dinh or Music of the Palace.
These pieces are performed by a traditional ensemble of lutes, zither, monochord, bowed lutes, oboes, flutes, percussion instruments, which was reconstituted by the three remaining masters of the former imperial orchestra, Tran Kich, Nguyen Ké et Nguyen manh Cam, with the female singer Tanh Tham.