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Hyun Jaemyeong’s Opera Chunhyang-Jeon: Ancient Traditions and Western Perspectives


Abstract ABSTRACT



Korea’s first opera Chunhyang Jeon was composed by Jaemyeong Hyun in 1948. Until that time, most Korean vocal music was sung by a few native traditional artists. Inspired by their work, composer Hyun combined elements from the ancient Pansori (epic poetic forms presented by a solo singer with drum) and Western music techniques to create his opera. Hyun also used the more vernacular Hangeul (Korean alphabet) for his libretto rather than the Chinese usually heard in Korean theatrical presentations. It might be noted that in that same year (1948), the first Western opera: Verdi’s La Traviata was performed in Seoul.

This study concerns the bringing together of Korean traditional idioms (in Pansori) and Western musical ideas (h... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Shin, Jinhee (Author) / Britton, David (Advisor) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Performing arts / CHANGJAK OPERA / CHUNHYANG-GA / CHUNHYANG-JEON / JAEMYEONG HYUN / PANSORI / TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 88 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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