The Moon over the Mountain Guan, Performed by Jiaoyue Lyu

This well-known example of qin music from 1931 has a title identical to that of Li Bai's poem, which is also performed to this tune. When interpreted by excellent musicians, the audience feels and understands the profound longing of soldiers on the frontier for the comforts and the familiarity of home and family.

Jiaoyue Lyu's guqin was hand-crafted by Ni Shiyun in Jiangsu Province, China.

Filmed in the Astor Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 13, 2016

Production support was provided by The Augustine Foundation.

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

© 2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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