Chinese musician Wu Wei plays sheng. For him, the four-thousand-year-old instrument encompasses more than just music. 'Sheng means hope and hope is life,' he says during the dress rehearsal on the eve of the Saturday Matinee on 31 January where he performed with the RFO conducted by Edo de Waart.
' "A man has two ears and one mouth to listen twice as much as to talk," asserted the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who as far back as 500 years before Christ, the sheng b...
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