Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186268
Title:
Chinese and Western influences upon piano music in China.
Author:
Zhang, Shi-gu.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study chronicles the development of piano music in China through seven representative works. An important aspect of this research will be to evaluate how and to what extent the repertoire reflects the diverse influences of Western music, traditional Chinese culture, and Chinese politics. Due to the tumultuous social history of modern China, political factors have dictated and continue to dominate cultural aesthetics in a unique way. As we have seen, at some period, styles closely conformed to the political ideology. When the political climate was freer, however, the composer's creative ideology was allowed to be expressed more openly, and the cultural exchange with the West was freer. Although many Chinese pieces are not of high quality, a number of Chinese composers have successfully devoted themselves to integrating Western musical techniques with their own rich cultural background.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Piano music -- History and criticism.; Music -- China -- Western influences.; Music and state -- China.
Degree Name:
A.Mus.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Zumbro, Nicholas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleChinese and Western influences upon piano music in China.en_US
dc.creatorZhang, Shi-gu.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Shi-gu.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study chronicles the development of piano music in China through seven representative works. An important aspect of this research will be to evaluate how and to what extent the repertoire reflects the diverse influences of Western music, traditional Chinese culture, and Chinese politics. Due to the tumultuous social history of modern China, political factors have dictated and continue to dominate cultural aesthetics in a unique way. As we have seen, at some period, styles closely conformed to the political ideology. When the political climate was freer, however, the composer's creative ideology was allowed to be expressed more openly, and the cultural exchange with the West was freer. Although many Chinese pieces are not of high quality, a number of Chinese composers have successfully devoted themselves to integrating Western musical techniques with their own rich cultural background.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPiano music -- History and criticism.en_US
dc.subjectMusic -- China -- Western influences.en_US
dc.subjectMusic and state -- China.en_US
thesis.degree.nameA.Mus.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairZumbro, Nicholasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberErlings, Billie Rayeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9328572en_US
dc.identifier.oclc704941086en_US
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