Exploring the Aesthetics and Expression of Music in the Ming and Qing Dynasties Based on the Music Description of A Dream of Red Mansions
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As an encyclopedic novel, "Dream of Red Mansions" fully covers the life and the world of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It can be said that "Dream of Red Mansions" is the most outstanding classical novel in China, and its profound connotation deeply influences the writing ideas of future generations. For "Dream of Red Mansions", many scholars have discussed from different angles, such as food culture, religious culture, Chinese medicine, folk culture, political history, etc. This paper mainly discusses its music aesthetics from the perspective of music. The musical elements in "Dream of Red Mansions" are subtly moving between words, expressing all aspects of the characters, revealing the storyline, and reflecting the aesthetic and expression of music in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Aesthetics, Expression of Music, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Music Description, A Dream of Red Mansions