每日翻译练习[六六]

Jeff Chang

 

 

Taiwan pop singer Jeff Chang has a very unique high-pitched voice, which allows him to scale high notes effortlessly. Sometimes, his voice is so high that matches, and even surpasses, the pitch of female vocalists. As I see it, his voice is crisp and his diction excellent. Since there are so few male pop singers around who can reach the highs like Jeff, it has become his trump card.

台湾歌手张信哲有着一副高亢的独特嗓音,他能够不费吹灰之力的掌控更加高的曲子。有时候,他的高音像极了女声,甚至超越了女声。我认为他的嗓音清脆,吐字优美,台湾还没有几个流行歌手能唱道他这么高的音,于是这成了张信哲的招牌。

Famous for sentimental love songs, Jeff delivers with feeling. The media has dubbed him the "Prince of Love Ballads". Even one suggestion is that, if you are in love, have ever been in love or are simply fascinated by sentimental melodies, you should listen to Jeff.

张信哲最有名的就是唱情歌了,媒体都把他称为“情歌王子”。甚至有这么一个说法:如果你正在恋爱、曾经爱过、或者是沉醉于情歌,那你就该去听张信哲。

Jeff’s distinctive high-pitch voice has charmed so many fans of Chinese communities all over the world. Since the release of his debut album in 1989, he has produced numerous enchanting tunes that have touched thousands of fans. Since 1996, many of his hit songs have topped the charts in the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as Southeast Asian countries.

张信哲的独特高音迷倒了全球的无数华人。1989年,张信哲发行了自己的第一张专辑,以其充满魅力的声线感染了万千歌迷。从1996年开始,他的情歌开始广泛出现在大陆、港台以及东南亚地区各大排行榜上。

Jeff burst on to the Chinese mainland pop scene in the late 1990s, and has left a lasting impression on Chinese fans. In 1998, 2001 and 2003, he held three sell-out concerts in Beijing. Jeff and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra held a Pop & Classical Concert at Shanghai Grand Stage in August 2003. Last April, he staged the first leg of his world tour titled "Around the World 2005" in Shanghai. His greatest hits like "Hard to Resist Your Charm" and "A Little Bit Touched" were popular on campus in the last decade, but "Going Too Far" is the one I like best. Most of his fans are in their 30s.

90年代后期,张信哲在内地歌坛刮起一股旋风,而且一直影响着内地歌坛。他分别于1998年、2001年和2003年在北京举办了三次个唱。2003年,他又与上海管弦乐团在上海大舞台进行了一场古典和流行结合的音乐会。今年四月,张信哲的“2005全球巡回演唱会”在上海起航。张信哲的很多情歌,如《难以抗拒你的容颜》、《有一点动心》,都曾是校园里广为传唱的经典,不过我最喜欢的还是他那首《过火》。如今,很多他的歌迷都已步入而立之年。

In live concerts, heart-throb Jeff liked to do something special. In an atmosphere of classical music, Jeff showed his ability to play the violin, which he learned as a boy. He also liked to sing some popular songs of others in addition to his own hits. He and Joey Yung held a charity concert in Hong Kong. A crossover between the Taiwanese Prince of Ballads and a Hong Kong Diva, the concert reached its climax when the two Js jointly performed a number of popular duets. Apart from their own signature tunes, they also performed each other’s chart-topping songs. The audience enjoyed "My Pride" in Jeff’s unique voice and "Love as Tides" performed by Joey at the wonder stage extravaganza.

演唱会上的张信哲,总喜欢做一些出人意料的事情。在古典音乐的气氛下,他展现了自己从小练就的小提琴功夫。他还喜欢翻唱其他歌手的作品。张信哲曾和容祖儿在香港举办慈善个唱,延长会再二人表演男女对唱时达到了高潮。他们不但深情演绎了自己的拿手歌曲,还互相演唱了对方的榜首歌曲,观众们有幸听到容祖儿演唱的《爱如潮水》和张信哲演唱的《我的骄傲》


 

今日音乐

 

张信哲、刘嘉玲 《有一点动心》

 

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