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In the State of Qi, Confucius heard shao music. For three months afterwards,
he did not notice even the flavor of meat. He said:
“I could not have imagined that the playing of music
could ascend to such heights.”

Nick Frisch is a freelance music journalist based in Hong Kong and New York. His musical training included a boy soprano career with solo appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall; later, he studied music and Chinese history at Columbia University, and was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a 2011-2012 Blakemore Fellow studying classical Chinese at National Taiwan University. Currently studying Chinese history at Yale, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and other outlets. His favorite color is green.

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