Sonic Imagery in the Viola Arrangement of Hwang-Long Pan's Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra (1996/97)

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Title:
Sonic Imagery in the Viola Arrangement of Hwang-Long Pan's Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra (1996/97)
Author:
Yang, Shang Ju
Issue Date:
2013
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:
The Viola Concerto by Hwang-Long Pan (b. 1945) is a transcription of the composer's Cello Concerto (1996/1997) created at the request of the author in 2007 in order to enrich the concert repertory for solo viola, and to promote the music of one of China's most distinguished modern composers. In his musical compositions, Pan translates ideas from Chinese music, philosophy, literature and art into contemporary sound imagery. This composition technique is what he refers to as yīn xiăng yì jìng [音響意境] in Chinese, which literally means "Sonic Imagery." This document examines Pan's Cello Concerto (1996/1997), making use of the composer's sketches, interviews and other scholarship, to illustrate how the composer blends Western instrumentation and formal structure with elements of traditional Chinese music and philosophy. The analysis reveals how Pan uses modern European compositional techniques such as symmetrical pitch structure, arch forms, and avant-garde performance practices in the Concerto. The author also discusses performance techniques required of the solo violist and other orchestral instruments in order perform the style of Chinese heterophonic music evoked in the Concerto and to realize the ornaments and special performance effects that Pan borrows from traditional Chinese instruments, such as the lute-like pipa.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
concerto; Hwang-Long; Pan; Pan Hwang Long; Taiwan; viola; Music; composer
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sturman, Janet

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSonic Imagery in the Viola Arrangement of Hwang-Long Pan's Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra (1996/97)en_US
dc.creatorYang, Shang Juen_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Shang Juen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
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.abstractThe Viola Concerto by Hwang-Long Pan (b. 1945) is a transcription of the composer's Cello Concerto (1996/1997) created at the request of the author in 2007 in order to enrich the concert repertory for solo viola, and to promote the music of one of China's most distinguished modern composers. In his musical compositions, Pan translates ideas from Chinese music, philosophy, literature and art into contemporary sound imagery. This composition technique is what he refers to as yīn xiăng yì jìng [音響意境] in Chinese, which literally means "Sonic Imagery." This document examines Pan's Cello Concerto (1996/1997), making use of the composer's sketches, interviews and other scholarship, to illustrate how the composer blends Western instrumentation and formal structure with elements of traditional Chinese music and philosophy. The analysis reveals how Pan uses modern European compositional techniques such as symmetrical pitch structure, arch forms, and avant-garde performance practices in the Concerto. The author also discusses performance techniques required of the solo violist and other orchestral instruments in order perform the style of Chinese heterophonic music evoked in the Concerto and to realize the ornaments and special performance effects that Pan borrows from traditional Chinese instruments, such as the lute-like pipa.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectconcertoen_US
dc.subjectHwang-Longen_US
dc.subjectPanen_US
dc.subjectPan Hwang Longen_US
dc.subjectTaiwanen_US
dc.subjectviolaen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectcomposeren_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSturman, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcLaughlin, Carrolen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPatterson, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSturman, Janeten_US
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