February 4, 1885
Liu Tian-Hua was born in Jiang Su Province, People's Republic of China. At an early age he played various brass instruments.
He bought an erhu at a local market and began to practice everyday traditional erhu music and soon began to compose for the erhu.
Liu Tian-Hua started to compose "Moonlit Night".
He moved to Peking to teach music at the University of Peking.
He bought a violin and started to learn western musical theory.
"Moonlit Night" was completed and performed publicly for the first time.
Liu Tian-Hua became an editor of a music magazine.
"Night Song" was completed.
His music was recorded for the first time.
Liu Tian-Hua composed "The Flickering of the Candle Flame.". On the June 8th of that year Liu Tian-Hua died of scarlet fever.
- See Also:
- Chinese Traditional Instrument The Erhu
- CD's Available:
- Oliver Sudden Productions K10-007CD
- Chinese Traditional Erhu Music Vol.1