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Curt Sachs on the qin
From: Curt Sachs, The History of Musical Instruments, New York: Norton & Co., 1940

"Occidental listeners have great difficulty in perceiving the delicate shades of ch'in playing and in appreciating its spirituality. But the average Oriental cannot appreciate it either. The ch'in does not court popularity, nor does it suit dilettantism. It is the instrument of philosophers and sages. In the privacy of a closed room, alone or before a few selected friends who listen respectfully and silently, the immaterial notes of the ch'in reveal to the listeners the ultimate truths of life and religion."  

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