Ode to Autumn Wind, Performed by Jiaoyue Lyu

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

Featured Instrument:
Prince Lu (Chinese, 1628–1644). Qin, 1634. China, Ming dynasty. Wood (wutong and zi), silk, jade, lacquer, mother-of-pearl. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 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)

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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