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Author Miller, Leta E., author.

Title Chen Yi / Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.92 Chen,Y MIL    Available
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Description 252 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
notated music ntm rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Women composers
Women composers (Urbana, Ill.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Biography and framework -- Compositional processes -- Solo and chamber music works -- Works for large instrumental ensembles -- Choral and solo vocal works -- Issues.
Summary "Chen Yi is the most prominent woman among the renowned group of new wave composers who came to the US from mainland China in the early 1980s. Known for her creative output and a distinctive merging of Chinese and Western influences, Chen built a musical language that references a breathtaking range of sources and crisscrosses geographical and musical borders without eradicating them. Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards provide an accessible guide to the composer's background and her more than 150 works. Extensive interviews with Chen complement in-depth analyses of selected pieces from Chen's solos for Western or Chinese instruments, chamber works, choral and vocal pieces, and compositions scored for wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, or full orchestra. The authors highlight Chen's compositional strategies, her artistic elaborations, and the voice that links her earliest and most recent music. A concluding discussion addresses questions related to Chen's music and issues such as gender, ethnicity and nationality, transnationalism, border crossing, diaspora, exoticism, and identity."-- From Amazon.
Subject Chen, Yi, 1953- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music -- 21st century -- Analysis, appreciation.
Women composers -- China -- Biography.
Chinese American musicians -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Edwards, J. Michele, author.
ISBN 0252085442 (paperback)
9780252085444 (paperback)
0252043545 (hardcover)
9780252043543 (hardcover)

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