LV Qiming won the July 1st Medal: creating for the motherland and the people is a lifelong mission

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 LV Qiming won the July 1st Medal: creating for the motherland and the people is a lifelong mission


LV Qiming, the winner of July 1st Medal. Photo provided by interviewees

Lu Qiming once said, I just did one thing, that is to fulfill my oath and commitment to join the party and inherit my red gene.

After nearly 80 years of hard work, Lu Qiming stepped into the ranks of revolutionary literature and art in his childhood and sat in the art palace of Symphony recently. With his hard work, he walked out of the broad road of a Chinese musician.

Lu Qiming was born in 1930 and joined the New Fourth Army in 1940. His father was a member of the revolutionary team and took his whole family to the revolution. In the past ten years, he has grown from a child to a revolutionary youth with ideals and beliefs. At the age of 15, he took a solemn oath under the party flag and became one of the few young Communists in the war years; At the age of 17, he was already a veteran and took a battalion of recruits to the front line.

Lu Qiming and his beloved violin. Photo taken in Shandong Province

In the 1950s, Lu Qiming was recommended by his unit to Shanghai Conservatory of music to study, realizing a great leap on the music road. The life experience of joining the army, the foundation of violinists performance, and the driving force of writing music for movies were perfectly integrated at this moment. He almost devoted his time and energy to studying music theory and Chinese and foreign music works. After graduation, Lu Qiming became the director of the composition and music creation room of Shanghai Film Studio, turning his enthusiasm into moving melodies.

B in the face of danger, he was ordered to write Ode to the red flag in only one week

The sun is going to set in the west, and the lake is quiet. Playing my beloved Pipa... A piece of music, which was born more than half a century ago, is still widely sung today. Where does its charm come from?

Even now, a Jia Zi has gone by, playing my beloved local Pipa is still a favorite song that people often sing. Just as composer Lu Qimings personal feeling: the more rooted in the national soil of the works, the more artistic vitality, this song also makes Lu Qiming famous. But he always kept an alert attitude, knowing that he was not a professional, and continued to study music creation. Since then, Lu Qiming has composed music for Shanghai Film Studios key film red sun, which is magnificent, tense and exciting. After watching the split shot script, LV Qiming wanted to add a female solo to express the determination and feelings of the people after liberation to love their hometown and the peoples Liberation Army.

Ode to the red flag was written by Lu Qiming in 1965 for the sixth Shanghai Spring Concert. With the founding ceremony as the background, it depicts the majestic scene of the first five-star red flag rising over Tiananmen Square. At that time, the Party group of Shanghai Musicians Association held a meeting, and the works submitted by various units were presented one by one. After the first round of primary election, everyone agreed that the works of praising the party, the motherland, the people and the peoples army need to be strengthened, and there should be a high-quality music work.. Huang Yijun, the conductor, decided the tune as Ode to the red flag. The elders on the scene have turned their eyes to the young group -- LV Qiming. There will be a performance in May, so there is no room for LV Qimings hesitation. Determined to fight back, he immediately closed his door at home and devoted himself to creation. After careful deliberation, Lu Qiming first set the key point of Ode to the red flag: we must take the founding ceremony of new China as the historical background to praise the red flag and the great victory of the Chinese revolution. Lu Qiming, who grew up under the red flag, knew that the red flag was a symbol of revolution and victory. The hardships of the war years flashed through his mind like a movie, accompanied by excitement and tension. In just one week, LV Qiming created the classic song Ode to the red flag. This is the first instrumental music work with the theme of praising the red flag in New China. It is also one of the music works with the highest performance rate on the stage and the most times played by the media. Since then, Lu Qiming has become an inextricable name in Chinese red music classics. With passionate notes, he has written a famous song that spreads from north to south.

It seems that there is no language that can accurately summarize the seriousness of Lu Qimings artistic creation. He regards film composition and music creation as a solemn cause. He is diligent in learning, proficient in thinking and dare to explore. Lu Qiming said: only music flowing from the heart can move peoples hearts; Only works rooted in the soil have vitalityu300a The reason why Ode to the red flag can be loved by so many people is that I combine and resonate with the feelings of the people for the party, the motherland and the people in the music.

Lu Qiming regarded creating for the party, the motherland and the people as his lifelong career. Photo provided by interviewees

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Beijing News: what does it mean for you to get the July 1st medal?

LV Qiming: I have always been an ordinary member of the Communist Party. In the future, I will still be an old Party member who serves the people wholeheartedly.

LV Qiming: I will continue to create for the party and the people and praise the great new era.

Beijing News: please send some messages to the younger generation of Party members.

Lu Qiming: I hope that the young people will inherit the revolutionary spirit of the older generation, always listen to the partys words and always follow the party. In this way, they will certainly achieve greater achievements.

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Lu Qiming has a very serious attitude towards work, and Cao Kefan, the host who has cooperated with LV Lao for many times, feels the most deeply. He told the Beijing news that whenever he spoke on the stage, he would draw up a draft in advance and never perfunctorily. I remember that I once attended a cultural event and invited several artists to come on stage for a short interview. Each one asked a question. All the other guests said a few words, but Mr. LV followed his usual serious style and took out the prepared manuscripts to speak. Seeing that the time was much longer than the plan, the director on the scene also made a cut-off gesture. In desperation, Cao Kefan had to interrupt his speech.

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Lu Qiming. Photo provided by interviewees

Lu Qiming was born in May 1930. Under the influence of his father, Lu Huisheng, who was the director of the administrative office of the central Anhui base area, Lu Qiming joined the revolution with his father at the age of 10, joined the party at the age of 15, entered Shanghai with the army at the age of 19, and transferred to Shanghai Film Studio. He initially served as a violinist and later as a film composer.

Lu Qimings most famous work, ode to the red flag, was created when he was 35 years old. It depicts the scene of the first five-star red flag rising with poetic music. Now, where the five-star red flag is flying, this music has been playing, and the magnificent melody has been stirring for more than half a century.

In addition, LV Qiming also won the title of advanced individual of national retired cadres and the lifetime achievement award of China Music Golden Bell Award. His works have been heard in the hearts of several generations.