Publication Date

2014-05-06

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2014-05-07

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Keyboard Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2014-04-03

First Committee Member

Paul Posnak

Second Committee Member

Nancy C. Zavac

Third Committee Member

Dorothy E. Hindman

Fourth Committee Member

Tian Ying

Abstract

The focus of this essay is a discussion of three chamber music works of Chen Yi, noted female Chinese American composer. In this essay, I will examine Chen Yi's skill in integrating musical and cultural characteristics from Eastern and western cultures. The three selected works are "Night Thoughts" for flute, cello and piano, "Romance and Dance" for violin and piano, and "Tibetan Tunes" for violin, cello and piano, all composed between 1995 and 2007. It is the intention of the author that this essay will bring these beautifully conceived works to the greater attention and appreciation of the musical community, ultimately introducing them to a wider audience.

Keywords

Chen Yi; Chamber Music; fusion; Chinese aesthetics and philosophy; female composer

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