World music appreciation is a part of the London and Boston music education standards. Even Leehom Wang was influenced by Cantonese music.

Below is an erhu version of the Cantonese classic Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake by Song Fei.

Below is the Cantonese vocal version of Autumn Moon Over The Calm Lake.

Even Lang Lang, an ethnic Manchu, performed our piece. I honestly think he has transported himself to another realm or dimension where he is looking at the beauty of the moonlight reflections on some hypothetical lake. Lang Lang’s facial expressions are a bit too theatrical for my tastes and I strongly prefer Yundi Li’s beautifully evocative playing instead.

There are many references about wine and admiration of the moon in Tang poetry.