First of all, we would like to repeat that "preservation" is inherently understood as "retaining". Needless to argue, Vietnamese traditional music should be preserved as wholly as possible. It should argue how to preserve and by what way? There will be suitable measures depending on each object.
Disappointment about missing out on a classical concert at the Hanoi Opera House turned into an opportunity of discovery when I stumbled upon a restored guild Heritage house (nha co) at 87 Ma May Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem District).
Ca Trù - an original art performance of academic character - has been preserved for the past 10 centuries.To appreciate Ca Trù is to appreciate poetry and music. Ca Trù appeared officially under Nhà Hậu Lý (11th century).
In Vietnamese national traditional music, none has polyhedron like Ca trù art. Through time, this type of art has had different names with various meanings, depending on each cultural space or subordinated social function. Based on historical data sources, the popular names of Ca trù are as follows: