A Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music with Guo Jianying: Part 4 [in Mandarin] (Event #22)
Have you always wanted to learn more about classical music, but not known where to start? This four-part beginner series led by Guo Jianying (郭建英), classical music enthusiast, is an easy way to jumpstart your discovery into this musical genre through some of its major works.
In this fourth and final part of A Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music, we study the Waldstein Sonata No. 21 in C Major, another one of Beethoven’s sonatas you will have heard before.
Born in Beijing in 1953, Guo Jianying obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer engineering and science from Tsinghua University and Peking University respectively. He has always had a deep interest in music appreciation and anthropology and has widely studied works in the fields of philosophy and aesthetics. He also co-translated Wagner and Philosophy by Bryan Magee into Chinese, and most recently, completed the translation of There Is Only Noise Left, Listen To The 20th Century by Alex Ross.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.