Butterfly lovers violin concerto : re-imagining a classic Chinese concerto for axophone and Piano.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kaisi Deng (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Steven Stusek

Abstract: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, originally composed for the violin by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, stands as a pinnacle of 20th-century Chinese music, integrating Western and Chinese musical traditions. This dissertation delves into the transcription of this iconic piece for saxophone and piano. Through meticulous analysis and a deep understanding of both instruments' characteristics, a new rendition of the concerto is crafted, preserving the essence of the original while introducing the unique timbre and capabilities of the saxophone. The project pays homage to the original composers' legacy and introduces the concerto to a broader range of musicians and audiences. The implications of this transcription highlight the versatility of the 'Butterfly Lovers Concerto' and showcase the saxophone's remarkable adaptability. In addition, underscore the potential for cross-cultural and cross-instrumental adaptations in music."

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Language: English
Date: 2023
Butterfly Lovers Saxophone Concerto, Saxophone Butterfly Lovers, Transcription of Butterfly Lovers
Chen, Gang, $d 1935- $t Wang Zhaojun $x Analysis, appreciation.
Music $z China $y 20th century.
Concertos (Saxophone and piano) $v Scores.

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