Title page for ETD etd-01162012-122647

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Chen, Xi
Author's Email Address xchen18@lsu.edu
URN etd-01162012-122647
Title Chinese Piano Music:An Approach to Performance
Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Department Music
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gurt, Michael Committee Chair
Delony, Willis L Committee Member
Grimes, Jan Committee Member
Sioles, Gregory Committee Member
Zou, Jun Dean's Representative
  • chinese
  • piano music
  • performance
Date of Defense 2011-11-02
Availability unrestricted
Since the piano was introduced in China, in the nineteenth century, many Chinese composers have composed specifically for it. As a result of greater communication and cultural exchange between East and West, Western pianists have begun including Chinese piano pieces in their repertoire. This paper will suggest approaches for the pianist to gain a greater understanding of Chinese piano music. These approaches will include a detailed analysis of each piece, addressing cultural aspects pertinent to an understanding of the music, as well as compositional background, harmony, texture, and piano technique. In addition, each piece will be provided with suggestions intended to assist the Western performer in the achievement of a more authentic performance.
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