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許石,流行音樂創作者,1919年生於臺南,1980年於臺北去世。許石是二戰後首批流行音樂創作者,代表作有〈安平追想曲〉、〈南都之夜〉、〈鑼聲若響〉、〈夜半路燈〉。他於日本接受音樂教育,返臺後走遍鄉野,採集民間音樂,寫出許多特色歌曲,並譜寫《臺灣鄉土交響曲》,展現其理念。許石同時也組織樂隊與合唱團巡迴演出,並錄製唱片廣為宣傳,是戰後流行音樂與唱片發展的重要推手之一。

HSU Shih, born in Tainan in 1919, was a Taiwanese pop songwriter. Active in the post-war period, he produced a number of frequently-played songs, such as ‘Anping Melody,’ ‘Night in the City of Tainan,’ ‘When the Gong Sounds,’ and ‘Street Light at the Midnight.’ He received music training in Japan and spent decades doing fieldwork, collecting Taiwanese folk music and indigenous music in the remote mountain areas in Taiwan. His “Symphonic Folk Songs of Taiwan” was composed by applying elements from the Taiwanese folk songs he collected. In addition, he arranged folk songs for the modern orchestra, organized orchestral and choral concert tours, and made commercial recordings. HSU, indeed, was one of the leading figures in the record industry and in Taiwanese popular music during the postwar period. He died in Taipei in 1980.