Duets

This installment formally introduces duets in Antique Pop. Most of these songs take on a style very similar to Chinese folk music, usually set in very simple melodies and presented as dialogues between a man and a woman. There are exceptions, with voices in polyphonic composition, and they evince great affinity to early Hollywood musicals.

The opening music for this installment is a section taken from 'New Year Celebration/賀新年', with Zhang Fan/張帆. It is interesting to note that the music transitions into the 'Jingle Bells' melody, probably because in the Chinese perception, Christmas was more or less the equivalent to their tradition new year, for otherwise, 'Auld Lang Syne' would have been a more appropriate choice.
1
Malay Sceneries 馬來風光
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yao Min / 姚敏
October 12, 1943
2
Caring Instructions 叮嚀
Zhou Xuan / 周璇, Yan Hua / 嚴華
May 8, 1939
3
Good Times 好時光
Ou Yang Fei Ying / 歐陽飛鶯, Huang Fei Ran / 黃飛然
Oct 7, 1946
4
Wang the Fifth 王老五
Lan Ping / 藍蘋, Wang Ci Long / 王次龍
April 29, 1937
5
We Shall Never Part 永遠不分離
Zhou Xuan / 周璇, Yao Min / 姚敏
May 12, 2934
6
A Heart Reflects A Star 星心相印
Zhou Xuan / 周璇, Yao Min / 姚敏
September 19, 1946
7
For As Long As the Heaven and Earth Remain 天長地久
Zhou Xuan / 周璇, Bai Yun / 白雲
1941
8
Mahjongg Sutra 麻將經
Zhou Xuan / 周璇, Han Lan Gen / 韓蘭根
Late 1930's
9
Birds Visiting the Phoenix 百鳥朝鳳
Li Li Hua / 李麗華, Yan Hua / 嚴華
March 5, 1943
10
A Man's Passion a Woman's Love 郎情妹意
Li Li Hua / 李麗華, Yao Min / 姚敏
April 21, 1948
11
Love Is Like Treasure 愛如金玉
Bai Hong / 白虹, Yan Hua / 嚴華
March 4, 1940
12
Lakeside Four Beats 湖畔四拍
Bai Guang / 白光, Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞
1948
13
Dialogues of the Seasons 四季問答
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞, Yan Hua / 嚴華
February 19, 1040
14
Life Is Full of Fork Roads 人生多岔路
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞, Yan Hua / 嚴華
June 11, 1940
15
The Pastoral Song 牧歌
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞, Mei Xi / 梅熹
July 10, 1939
16
Dingger Ling Gu Dang 丁個兒鈴鼓鐺
Liang Ping / 梁萍, Yao Min / 姚敏
December 16, 1943
17
Song of the Land 大地之歌
Liang Ping / 梁萍, Yan Hua / 嚴華
March 10, 1943
18
Three Trees 三棵树
Chen Qi / 陳琦, Yao Min / 姚敏
1947
19
By Suzhou Creek 蘇州河邊
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yao Min / 姚敏
December 4th, 1946
20
Congratulations 恭喜恭喜
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yao Min / 姚敏
1946
21
Where Is Youth? 何處是青春
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yao Min / 姚敏
July 29, 1943
22
Song of a Rickshaw Man 三輪車夫歌
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yao Min / 姚敏
February 27, 1947
23
Advancing Abreast 並肩前進
Yao Li / 姚莉, Yan Hua / 嚴華
July 15, 1942