Guqin: “Ode to Autumn Wind,” performed by Jiaoyue Lyu

Jiaoyue Lyu performs “Ode to Autumn Wind”. Filmed in The Astor Chinese Garden Court, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 13, 2016

Performed on The Met’s Qin by Prince Lu (1628-1644), Ming Dynasty, 1634. Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, Seymour Fund, The Boston Foundation Gift, Gift of Elizabeth M. Riley, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1999. 1999.93.

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As one of the most popular small tunes, Ode to Autumn Wind depicts a husband missing his youthful wife. The earliest version of this song includes Ode to Autumn Wind by Li Bai and the Condor Hero, Louis Cha Leung-yung’s martial arts romance, which ends with this poignant, emotional poem.

Production support was provided by The Augustine Foundation

Production Credits
Producer and Director: Kate Farrell
Production Coordinator: Lisa Rifkind
Jib: Kelly Richardson
Camera: Dia Felix
Lighting design: Ned Hallick
Gaffers: Foster McLaughlin, Mary Ellen Stebbins
Editor: Kaelan Burkett
Graphics: Natasha Mileshina

Organized by the Department of Musical Instruments
J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator
Tim Caster, Principal Departmental Technician
Marian Eines, Associate for Administration
Pamela Summey, Programs Coordinator
Gillian Suss, Collections Management Assistant

Support from Department of Objects Conservation
Manu Frederickx, Associate Conservator
Jennifer Schnitker, Assistant Conservator

© 2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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