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Interpreting the Piano Music of Taiwanese Composer Kuo Chih-Yuan

Hsu, Sheng-Wei (2016) Interpreting the Piano Music of Taiwanese Composer Kuo Chih-Yuan. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

In 2016 Taiwan gained its first Taiwanese, female President Tsai Ing-wen, at the same time, composer Kuo Chih-Yuan (1921-2013) was named by popular media as the ‘Father of Taiwanese Music’. Kuo Chih-Yuan was a Taiwanese composer who created music with elements of traditional Taiwanese music in ways which had not been done before. In this thesis I evaluate how Kuo uses traditional elements from Taiwanese music in the Kuo Chih Yuan Piano Solo Album and Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, and suggest how an understanding of these influences might guide an appropriate performance of these works. In my final recital I present my own interpretation of Kuo’s piano music as a product of my research into his life and musical influences.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: piano interpretation,Taiwanese music,Kuo Chih-Yuan
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Music (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.698824
Depositing User: Dr Sheng-Wei Hsu
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 09:31
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/15666

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