In their cultural notes in Sing Chinese
, Cindy Mao and Ma Baolin explain that "Moon is bright" is the best known and most popular lullaby in China. Although it is a folk song, the lyrics were written after the revolution in 1949, which is evident from the sentence
. It is one of the few lullabies that Chinese sopranos love to include in their repertoire.
For my taste, this is a truly beautiful song and Cindy Mao gives a perfect rendering on the accompanying cassette.