Integration of Chinese traditional music in contemporary violin works by Ma Sicong, Chen Yi, and Bright Sheng
Carter, Subaiou Zhang
MetadataShow full item record
This dissertation is a study on the integration of Chinese traditional musical elements in Western-style compositions for the violin by contemporary Chinese composers. As background, the development of musical synthesis in Chinese New Music since the 1930s is reviewed, and essential aspects of the musical language and aesthetics of Chinese Traditional Music are surveyed. Through detailed analyses of three representative compositions by contemporary composers Ma Sicong (1912-1987), Chen Yi (b. 1953), and Bright Sheng (b.1955), their different approaches to the synthesis of Chinese traditional and Western musical styles are examined. Historical context is provided in biographical information about the three composers, including their educational background, musical influences, and compositional styles.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Zhang, Wenzhuo (2015)The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is comprised of fifty-six ethnic groups that inherent diverse cultural traditions. The largest of these ethnic groups is the 汉［Han］and the remaining fifty-five ethnic groups are given ...
Finding a voice—a closer look at Chinese choral music development in the early twentieth century through Chao Yuan-Ren, Huang Zi, and Xian Xing-Hai Yu, Lei Ray (2017)At the beginning of the twentieth century, when young Chinese scholars looked to Western nations for answers in hope of revitalizing a nation that once dominated the East, musicians and poets embarked on a journey of ...
Li, Na (2019)In the Western art song repertoire, very few songs are set to translations of Chinese poetry. Pavel Haas, an early twentieth-century Czech composer, wrote two sets of such works: Chinese Songs Op. 4 and Four Songs on Chinese ...