Beijing News, September 15 (Reporter Teng Chao Wuzhi) 9:00 a.m. today, a farewell ceremony was held at Babaoshan, Beijing for the performance artist Shan Tianfang. The singer Chang Kuan, also an apprentice of Tan Tianfang, arrived early in the morning from Handan, Hebei Province to send Master the last journey. Chang Kuan said that he had stuttered since childhood. It seems that many people who play music have stuttered. Dou Wei is not good yet. At that time, when I and Dou Wei came on stage, I always said nothing in the foreword. I went to recite the passages in the cross talk review books. Now I have a good language ability.
Chang Kuan had been a music teacher to Tan Tianfangs grandson before, and Tan said he lacked such apprentices, and Chang Kuan was very happy to worship him. But he had already worshipped Hou Yao-wen as a teacher before. Tan said crosstalk and commentary did not conflict, so he accepted Chang Kuan as an apprentice. The Master said that you were a master of art, so he sent me some books. If you dont understand, you can ask your master.
In 2011, Chang Kuan and Master Shan Tianfang participated in Hunan Satellite TV variety show Day Up and sang Childhood on stage. Chang Kuan said that the last time he saw the master was three years ago, he went to celebrate his birthday. At that time, Master liked Saxophone very much. I invited Mr. Fan Shengqi, the saxophonist, to celebrate his birthday together.