A Taiwanese popular song 「浮生千山路」with lyrics coming from various Chinese literatures

潘越雲 ~浮生千山路 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDOKJlZ6XUM

The sources of the lyrics are from various Chinese literatures:
詞:陳幸蕙
曾獲得 中山文藝散文獎(1983年)、 教育部文藝創作獎(1984年)、 中華文藝協會五四文藝獎章(1986年)、 中國時報文學獎(1987年)、 梁實秋文學獎(1988年)、 中央日報文學獎(1989年)、 十大傑出女青年(1990年), 出版著作數十種,其中散文「童年.夏日.棉花糖」、「生命中的碎珠」、「碧沈西瓜」、「結善緣」、「世界是一本大書」、「日出草原在遠方」、「在大地上寫詩」分別收入國小、國中、大學課本。並撰有歌詞「浮生千山路」。

Quote「浮生千山路」歌詞:

小溪春深處 
秦觀《好事近》:春路雨添花,花動一山春色。行到小溪深處,有黃鸝千百。飛雲當面化龍蛇,夭矯轉空碧。醉臥古藤陰下,了不知南北。

萬千碧柳蔭  
周邦彥《蘭陵王》:柳蔭直,煙裡絲絲弄碧。隋堤上,曾見幾番,拂水飄綿送行色。登臨望故國,誰識?京華倦客?長亭路,年來歲去,應折柔條過千尺。閒尋舊踪跡,又酒趁哀弦,燈映離席。梨花榆火催寒食。愁一箭風快,半篙波暖,回頭迢遞便數驛,望人在天北。淒側,恨堆積,漸別浦縈迴,津堠岑寂。斜陽冉冉春無極,記月榭攜手,露橋聞笛,沈思前事,似夢裡,淚暗滴。

不記來時路
秦觀《點絳唇》:醉漾輕舟,信流引到花深處。塵緣相誤,無計花間住。煙水茫茫,千里斜陽暮。山無數,亂紅如雨,不記來時路。

心托明月
齊瀚《樂府詩集卷四十二相和歌辭長門怨》:煢煢孤思逼,寂寂長門夕。妾妒亦非深,君恩那不惜。攜琴就玉階,調悲聲未諧。將心托明月,流影入君懷。

誰家今夜扁舟子
張若虛《春江花月夜》:誰家今夜扁舟子?何處相思明月樓。

長溝流月去
陳與義《臨江仙》:憶昔午橋橋上飲,坐中多是豪英。長溝流月去無聲。杏花疏影裡,吹笛到天明。二十馀年如一夢,此身雖在堪驚。閒登小閣看新晴。古今多少事,漁唱起三更。

煙樹滿晴川
韋應物《登寶意寺上方舊遊》 :翠嶺香台出半天,萬家煙樹滿晴川。諸僧近住不相識,坐聽微鐘記往年。

獨立人無語
晏幾道《臨江仙》夢後樓台高鎖,酒醒簾幕低垂。去年春恨卻來時。落花人獨立,微雨燕雙飛。記得小蘋初見,兩重心字羅衣,琵琶弦上說相思。當時明月在,曾照彩雲歸。

驀然回首
辛棄疾《青玉案》:東風夜放花千樹,更吹落、星如雨。寶馬雕車香滿路。鳳簫聲動,玉壺光轉,一夜魚龍舞。蛾兒雪柳黃金縷,笑語盈盈暗香去。眾裡尋他千百度。驀然回首,那人卻在,燈火闌珊處。

紅塵猶有未歸
人徐熥《寄弟》:春風送客翻愁客,客路逢春不當春。寄語鶯聲休便老,天涯猶有未歸人。

春遲遲燕子天涯
《詩經•小雅•出車》 :……春日遲遲,卉木萋萋。倉庚喈喈,采蘩祁祁……張炎《清平樂》:採芳人杳,頓覺遊情少。客裡看春多草草,總被詩愁分了。去年燕子天涯,今年燕子誰家?三月休聽夜雨,如今不是催花。

草萋萋少年人老
楚辭淮南小山《招隱士》:王孫遊兮不歸,春草生兮萋萋。唐•崔顥《黃鶴樓》“晴川歷歷漢陽樹,芳草萋萋鸚鵡洲

水悠悠繁華已過了 人間咫尺千山路
王維《終南別業》中歲頗好道,晚家南山陲。興來每獨往,勝事空自知。行到水窮處,坐看雲起時。偶然值林叟,談笑無還期

行到水窮處 坐看雲起時 
維《終南別業》中歲頗好道,晚家南山陲。興來每獨往,勝事空自知。 行到水窮處,坐看雲起時。偶然值林叟,談笑無還期

涼淨風恬 
鄭板橋《山市晴嵐》雨淨又風恬,山翠新添。薰蒸上接蔚藍天。惹得王孫芳草色,醞釀春田。 朝景尚拖煙,日午澄鮮。小橋山店倍增妍。近到略無些色相,遠望依然。

涼淨風恬 人間依舊 細數浮生千萬緒
晏殊《木蘭花》:燕鴻過後鶯歸去,細算浮生千萬緒

Dance with me please. A song called Lady Flower 齊豫《女人花》

Dance with me please. 齊豫《女人花》Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqxf49kbV90

Lyrics in Traditional Chinese (作詞:李安修    作曲:陳耀川):

我有花一朵 種在我心中 含苞待放意幽幽
朝朝與暮暮 我切切地等候 有心的人來入夢

女人花 搖曳在紅塵中 女人花 隨風輕輕擺動
只盼望 有一雙溫暖手 能撫慰 我內心的寂寞

我有花一朵 花香滿枝頭 誰來真心尋芳蹤
花開不多時啊堪折直須折 女人如花花似夢

我有花一朵 長在我心中 真情真愛無人懂
遍地的野草已佔滿了山坡 孤芳自賞最心痛

女人花 搖曳在紅塵中 女人花 隨風輕輕擺動
只盼望 有一雙溫柔手 能撫慰 我內心的寂寞

女人花 搖曳在紅塵中 女人花 隨風輕輕擺動
若是你 聞過了花香濃 別問我 花兒是為誰紅

愛過知情重 醉過知酒濃 花開花謝終是空
緣份不停留 像春風來又走 女人如花花似夢
緣份不停留 像春風來又走 女人如花花似夢 女人如花花似夢

My one favorite Taiwanese female singer 齊豫-祝我幸福+雪落下的聲音

The recording here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPhAatrUSOw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0ap6tb970zN1R6o78vIoR1_n8wyh5i2MxnY156eKd8D2CGUmUDAhzdkhQ

Lyrics:

齊豫-祝我幸福+雪落下的聲音 祝我幸福 作詞:施立 作曲:陳小霞 雪落下的聲音 作詞:于正 作曲:陸虎 滿天星星在眨眼 他陪在我身邊 輕聲細語溫柔的眼 看著我的臉 一枚戒指在我眼前 是他的諾言 愛我永遠 山頂上的微風吹 心跟著四處飛 為了什麽掉眼淚 夜色那麽美 一段回憶翻箱倒櫃 跟著我在追 想的是誰 我很幸福 真的幸福 卻渴望得到你的祝福 從今以後 牽他的手 心為何逗留 我很快樂 真的快樂 卻還是覺得依依不捨 他的肩膀 給我力量 才能將你放 我慢慢地聽 雪落下的聲音 閉著眼睛幻想它不會停 你沒辦法靠近 絕不是太薄情 只是貪戀窗外好風景 我慢慢地品 雪落下的聲音 仿佛是你貼著我叫卿卿 睜開了眼睛 漫天的雪無情 誰來賠這一生好光景 我很幸福 真的幸福 卻渴望得到你的祝福 從今以後 牽他的手 心為何逗留 我很快樂 真的快樂 卻還是覺得依依不捨 他的肩膀 給我力量 才能將你放 好想聽到你說 祝你幸福 只想聽到你說 祝你幸福

Just being able to feel the love is already a fortunate thing in ones life. Listening to this quiet piano music

Just being able to feel the love is already a fortunate thing in ones life; I am not sure whether love can be got from a Buddhist’s view. Quiet piano music for me to play while it is raining like in these recent few weeks in February and March 2019: “Beautiful Piano Music 24/7: Study Music, Relaxing Music, Sleep Music, Meditation Music” on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7e-GC6oGhg

Quote “the 20 best piano concertos ever written”

One of my favorites: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” (Stephen Hough, Piano) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvUlOezxsxE

Quote from on “the 20 best piano concertos ever written” on https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/best-piano-concertos/
From the exquisite chamber concertos of Haydn to the monumental works by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven – almost described as piano symphonies – these are the 20 concertos you need to listen to right now, as chosen by Classic FM presenters.
In no particular order, these are the 20 piano concertos we think you need to listen to right now – or better still, go and hear performed live. Right, get those headphones plugged in, here we go.Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
Let’s start as we mean to go on. This is arguably the greatest work for piano and orchestra ever written – it’s nicknamed the Emperor for goodness’ sake. This was Beethoven’s fifth and final concerto and it was premiered in 1812 and apparently earned its nickname when one of Napoleon’s officers, stationed at Vienna at the time, called it ‘an emperor of a concerto’. We agree.
Watch Leif Ove Andsnes’ guide to Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2
This colossus of the piano repertoire has topped our annual Classic FM Hall of Fame – voted by you, the listeners – a huge eight times since the chart first started in 1996. Rachmaninov wrote the piece in 1900 after recovering from a bout of depression and writer’s block and it has become one of his best known and best loved pieces. The soaring melodies have been used in.
Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor
The great Norwegian composer only completed one piano concerto and it has become one of the most recognised in the world (thanks, in part, to this iconic comedy sketch by Morecambe and Wise). It was written in 1868 when the composer was just 24 and opens with a dramatic timpani roll followed by one of the most famous flourishes in classical music. Hold on to your hats…
Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
The French composer Francis Poulenc said of this concerto “You will see for yourself what an enormous step forward it is from my previous work and that I am really entering my great period.” Not one for modesty, but to be fair, this concerto is infectiously wonderful. The work was written in 1932 and you can hear the influence of the jazz music that was challenging and revolutionising the classical music world.
Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2
The composer himself downplayed this concerto, saying it had “no redeeming artistic merits”. But audiences have always begged to differ. The piece was written in 1957 for his son’s 19th birthday and it would be fair to say the work is one of the composer’s jollier pieces. It even includes a jokey reference to his son’s piano practise – listen out for the scales in the final movement at around 13.40.
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3
Another war-horse of the piano concerto repertoire from a Romantic great. Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto is one of the most technically difficult concertos ever written (which is quite something). The pianist to whom it was dedicated – Josef Hofmann – never performed it in public and it was the composer himself who gave the premiere in 1909 in New York. It was apparently Rachmaninov’s favourite of all his piano concertos.
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1
This is one of those pieces of music that everyone knows – even if they don’t realise it, like Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. So it’s all the more surprising that when Tchaikovsky first showed and played it to the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, the pianist tore it to absolute shreds, as Tchaikovsky later described: “R. pointed out many places where it would have to be completely revised and said that if I reworked the concerto according to his demands, then he would do me the honour of playing my thing at his concert. ‘I shall not alter a single note,’ I answered, ‘I shall publish the work exactly as it is!’ This I did.” And we are so glad you did, Pyotr.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21
We’re heading back to the classical era for our next concerto. Mozart’s utterly delightful Piano Concerto No.21 was written in 1785. The great composer premiered the piece himself before treating the audience to some of his famous improvisations. The second movement Andante is probably the most famous section of the piece. Here’s a gorgeous performance (the Andante starts at:14.26)
Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
Chopin wrote his First Piano Concerto No.1 in 1830… immediately after the premiere of his Piano Concerto No.2. Confusingly. But this is the first Piano Concerto the famous pianist/composer published. Chopin wrote of the second movement: “It is a Romance, calm and melancholy, giving the impression of someone looking gently towards a spot that calls to mind a thousand happy memories.” Here it is:
Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2
Brahms wrote his first piano concerto in 1858. Just over two decades later, he completed his second piano and gave the premiere of the work himself in Budapest in 1881. It’s one of the longest concertos ever written – although the composer wryly called it a “tiny, tiny piano concerto”. The finale is a thrilling, virtuoso showcase. Here’s the whole thing in all its glory:
Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto
Beethoven’s sublime Fourth Piano Concerto was premiered at a historic concert on 22nd December 1808 as part of a programme which also included the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies as well as the Choral Fantasy. A review of the time called the work ‘singular, artistic and complex’ and apart from being utterly gorgeous, this concerto was also revolutionary – in that the soloist opens the whole concerto.
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3
Sitting right at the centre of Beethoven’s series of piano concertos, the third is sort of a bridge between the classical style of the earlier two and the virtuoso Romanticism of the final two. There are influences from Mozart but plenty of famous Beethovenian solo piano material too, especially at the end of the first movement (around 13.10 in the video).
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20
While Beethoven only wrote five piano concertos, Mozart powered through an extremely respectable 23. Of course Mozart’s were generally smaller and, it would be fair to say, slighter works – in fact Mozart said of three of his piano concertos “In order to win applause one must write stuff which is so inane that a coachman could sing it”. His 20th concerto, far from being inane, is one of the composer’s most beautiful works.
Shostakovich’s The Assault on Beautiful Gorky
Ok, so this wasn’t technically written as a piano concerto, but it’s a piece for solo piano and orchestra and it is super epic. So we’re including it in our list. It was written as part of the soundtrack for the film The Unforgettable Year 1919, but ironically no one remembers the film, which was a classic piece of Soviet propaganda. Listen to those thundering chords and weep.
Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major
Maurice Ravel claimed that he came up with the theme for this enchanting piano concerto on a train between Oxford and London. In fact, he was aiming for a light-hearted piece “in the spirit of Mozart and Saint-Saëns”. But as it turned out he agonised over the work when he was writing it – particularly one melody in the slow movement. “That flowing phrase!”, he said, “How I worked over it bar by bar! It nearly killed me!”
Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Pianist András Schiff said of this piece: “For the piano player, it’s a finger-breaking piece. It is probably the single most difficult piece that I have ever played.” The Hungarian composer Béla Bartók wrote the concerto in 1930 and it’s not just the solo part that’s tricky – the New York Philharmonic had to delay the premiere as they couldn’t master the music in time.
Here’s Yuja Wang showing how it’s done:
Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
This is not only one of the greatest works for piano and orchestra ever written, it’s also one of the most famous works of the Romantic era. It’s structured as a set of 24 variations on the theme of the 24th and final of the famous violin virtuoso Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin (which you can hear here). The result is a work that wears its heart on its sleeve and demands the very highest technical and interpretative ability from its soloist. Paganini would have been proud.
J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor
Bach’s keyboard concertos are among the first ever written – and they were written not for piano, but for harpsichord. In fact this concerto, written around 1738 was probably written originally for the violin before Bach decided to arrange it for harpsichord, possibly as a training piece for his own sons. The result is an exquisite example of Baroque ensemble music-making.
Haydn’s Concerto No 11 for Keyboard in D major
Written around fifty years later than Bach’s concerto above, Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto No. 11 is one of the first of the Classical era, though it was still written for harpsichord or fortepiano. The main theme of the final movement – the most famous of the piece – has been identified as a dance, possibly from Bosnia or Croatia. That theme then goes through a set of unexpected and daring modulations and variations and it makes for one of the greatest piano concerto movements ever written. You can hear it from 17.40 here:
Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1
The brilliant British pianist Stephen Hough has said of this piece “[It] is like a symphony where piano and orchestra seem involved at times in a titanic struggle, themes are hurled across the stage with dramatic rhetoric”. Brahms wrote it his First Piano Concerto in 1858, when he was just 25 years old – he went on to write just one more. The piece wasn’t very well received during his lifetime but it has since been recognised as one of the greatest compositions for piano and orchestra.
Picture: Gustavo Dudamel and Daniel Barenboim performing Brahms’ at the Berlin Festival in 2014. Picture: Deutsche Grammophon/ Matthias Creutziger/Unitel

About Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5

Listen to Lang Lang —— BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH63RKQ7OEw
Read “The best way to understand a Beethoven concerto? From a musician’s point of view.” on https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/the-best-way-to-understand-a-beethoven-concerto-from-a-musicians-point-of-view/2019/02/15/133712f0-2ee4-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?utm_term=.025a42863d3f
And quote:
Every work of orchestral music is a mosaic of myriad considerations, thoughts, phrasings and experiences in performance. This concerto used to be perceived as monumental (listen to the George Szell recording with Leon Fleisher from 1961), but today, as Kostov points out, it’s the style of many conductors to lead Classical-era pieces — the music of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven — “much lighter and much happier, so it’s not as intense.” (Noseda has demonstrated this approach with the NSO.) Yet Aimard ultimately sees the piece in light of its own history, written at a time when Napoleon’s forces were besieging Vienna.
“It is anything but monumental, anything but beautiful and aesthetic,” he says. “It is a shout for freedom.”
“When it comes to musicians,” Kostov says, “the performance is just 1 percent of what happens underneath.”

A Buddhist Song in Mandarin language: #郭喬伊 ~ #菩提梵唱

【感人靜心優美心靈天籟暖心佛曲】#郭喬伊~#菩提梵唱; 作詞:聖慧法師 作曲:浮克 演唱:郭喬伊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB8HnQ7zzH0

Quote from https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%8E%B2%E5%AE%97%E5%AF%BA
歷任住持 釋際然(-1996年) 釋聖慧(1998年-) 蓮宗寺是一座位於天津市和平區保安街36號的尼僧寺院。始建於1936年,由際然法師設計並籌建。當時因蓮宗寺地處天津南市與天津日租界交界處,周邊建有妓院,大煙館等場所,因此便取周敦頤的散文《愛蓮說》中名句「出污泥而不染」之意,並結合「蓮宗」所表達的淨土宗念佛法門的內涵為該寺取名「蓮宗」。目前,該建築為一般保護等級歷史風貌建築[1]。並且,該寺廟還保留有宗教功能並對外開放,現任住持為聖慧法師。
歷史
蓮宗寺的創建者是身為滿族正白旗的際然法師。1936年,際然法師在天津開始籌建蓮宗寺。1938年,際然法師在兩位比丘尼法師昌文和光道的幫助下建成蓮宗寺大殿,之後,他們又修建了寺廟的山門、東西兩廂和後樓的念佛堂。蓮宗寺的全部工程由際然法師親自設計,自行購買原料,親自監理工程進度,整個工程於1947年完工。蓮宗寺建成之後,際然法師在當時開設了尼僧學習班並請一些比丘僧和社會學者到蓮宗寺進行教學,在當時,學員的人數有70人左右,以青年尼僧為主。1947年,結夏安居時,際然法師邀請比丘尼大德瀋陽般若寺的逝波法師來天津蓮宗寺講解《四分律比丘尼戒相表記》。中華人民共和國成立後,蓮宗寺作為1949年後天津僅存的一座尼僧寺院被保留下來。[3]但1966年,寺廟在「文化大革命」中被改為民居,蓮宗寺中的佛像和經典法器被毀壞和洗劫。雖然如此,際然法師仍在蓮宗寺內清齋淨修。1980年,天津市人民政府按照蓮宗寺原有風格對其進行重新修葺。1988年,蓮宗寺開光的時候,際然法師由香港大光法師重新圓頂落髮。1996年,際然法師圓寂,其弟子在蓮宗寺東跨院的院北建立「際然師紀念堂」以紀念這位創始人,際然法師的舍利也供奉在這座紀念堂的舍利塔中。[4]
建築特點
蓮宗寺是一座具有蘇州園林風格的兩進院式中式建築群。其中,建築的三門殿向東西兩邊各延長半間,三門殿內部設有韋馱、彌勒、伽藍菩薩和兩尊金剛。寺院內部的大雄寶殿坐北朝南。山門上設有一方中國佛教協會會長趙朴初的親題匾額。寶殿外面設有金泊撲底,黑漆描字的抱柱,抱柱上設有龔望書寫的一副棣書楹聯,上書:「九品蓮台獅吼象鳴登法座,三尊金像龍吟虎嘯出天台」。大雄寶殿內部主要供有三尊佛像,中間的佛像為釋伽牟尼佛、兩邊的佛像為阿彌陀佛和藥師佛。大殿內部的兩側還設有龕,裡面供奉觀音和地藏菩薩。這五尊佛祖和菩薩的塑像都為明朝時期的銅質包金。大殿二層設有念佛堂,其東西兩壁設有有對聯,上書:「一念真純靈山地,六時諷誦大羅天。」念佛堂內供奉有阿彌陀佛並藏有一部《大正藏》。[5]