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許石(1919-1980),流行音樂創作者、民歌採集者、唱片製作者。出生於臺南。1946年自日本學成返臺,譜寫〈南都之夜〉,收錄於他出版的《歌曲集》,為戰後第一本流行歌本。1949年與文夏至恆春,採集陳達所吟唱之〈思想起〉。1952年設立中國唱片公司,開戰後先例;積極採集民歌,重新編曲與灌錄唱片。1950年代進入烏來部落,與「清流園」建立歌舞表演的合作關係,為第一位結合部落觀光的音樂人,且組織門生、女兒們舉行鄉土巡迴,以流行中帶有民俗性的表演,實現他廣推臺灣民謠的理想。1964年指揮首演《台灣鄉土交響曲》,首開結合傳統樂器與西洋管弦樂團編制之交響曲的創作。許石不僅譜寫〈安平追想曲〉、〈鑼聲若響〉、〈風雨夜曲〉等代表歌曲,更以他多重的音樂身分寫下全方位音樂人的紀錄。

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.