With the Musical Language interpretation of “Yu Yin Pipa Ma Shang Cui”
Abstract: Broadly speaking, the poetry of the Tang Dynasty that “Putao Meijiu Yeguangbei, Yu Yin Pipa Ma Shang Cui" (Wine glowing in the luminous jade cups, want to drink pipa immediately reminders) belongs to the scope of music literature. But for a long time, this verse has been interpreted as “just want to drink good wine, suddenly heard pipa sound, urging the soldiers immediately go on expedition” or “Luminous cup filled with good grape wine, there was someone strum pipa on horseback, urging the soldiers to drink their fill”. All of these were based on the words surface level of “Wang Wen Sheng Yi” (means to interpret the words without understanding their real meaning), fundamentally it was lacking in the context of musical language to research the two Chinese characters of “Yin” (drinking) and “Cui” (urge) relevance to the instrument pipa.
Key Words: Yu Yin Pipa Ma Shang Cui, music, literature, musical language, textual research