From Wikipedia: "Blind" Ābǐng (Chinese: 阿炳; 17 August 1893 - 4 December 1950; full name: 华彦钧, Huà Yànjūn) was a blind Chinese musician specializing in the erhu and pipa.
In the summer of 1950, two professors of the Central Conservatory of Music, Yang Yinliu and Cao Anhe, both Wuxi natives, travelled to Wuxi to record Abing. By this time, Abing had not performed for almost three years. After three days' practice, and in two sessions, three erhu pieces and three pipa pieces were recorded. However, Abing's favourite piece, Meihua Sannong, was not recorded when the team ran out of blank records.