Programmatic and performance observations for Two Chamber Works by Chen Yi

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Xiaoyuan Huang Blankenship (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James Douglass

Abstract: As a Chinese-American composer who was born and reared in China, then studied and settled in the United States, Chen Yi’s success is widely recognized around the world. However, this success is not coincidental and is closely related to her fusion of the Chinese and Western cultures in her works. At the time of this writing, Chen Yi has composed more than forty chamber works, from which the author researched two with the same instrumentation—flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. By understanding Chen Yi’s life experiences and analyzing the theoretical aspects of these compositions, the author gives suggestions for ensemble, timbre, rhythm, pedaling, and performance techniques in these two chamber works by Chen Yi—Happy Rain on a Spring Night and … as like a raging fire …

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Keywords like a raging fire..., Chamber Music, Chen Yi, Happy Rain on a Spring Night
Chen, Yi, $d 1953-, $x Criticism and interpretation
Quintets (Piano, clarinet, flute, violin, cello) $x Analysis, appreciation
Musical instruments $z China
Performance practice (Music)

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