Imagine a Buddhist monk deep in the scenic mountains of China, contemplating the towering pines, babbling brooks, and shape-shifting clouds as he plays a qin. Virtuoso Bell Yung preserves the musical tradition of this ancient Chinese zither, one of the few types of music in the world that is played primarily for the enjoyment of the performer. Bell Yung, emeritus professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh, recorded this concert at the Freer Gallery in 2005.
What is podcasting?
Podcasting (from "iPod" + "broadcasting") is a way of accessing internet-based audio files. Content providers such as the Freer and Sackler Galleries create podcast feeds, which automatically update content on subscribers' computers. You can listen to the files on your computer or load them onto an MP3 player.
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