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An Integration of Ancient Chinese Musical Traditions and Western Musical Styles: Secluded Orchid and Spirit of Chimes for Violin, Cello and Piano by Zhou Long

Abstract Contemporary Chinese composers have a rich palette from which to draw inspirations of the distinctive timbres of ancient instruments, the diverse musical types, and the development of musical instruments. Zhou Long, an internationally recognized Chinese-American composer, has created a compositional style that transfers the sounds and techniques of ancient Chinese musical traditions to modern Western instruments. An examination of Zhou Long’s compositions Secluded Orchid and Spirit of Chimes demonstrates his synthesis of Chinese and Western techniques as well as cross-cultural integration. To gain a better understanding of the compositional process of these two piano trios, the author conducted a personal interview with Zhou Long on October... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Li, Xiaolin (Author) / Jiang, Danwen (Advisor) / Campbell, Andrew (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Swartz, Jonathan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / ancient Chinese music / Chinese music / piano trio / Secluded Orchid / Spirit of Chimes / Zhou Long
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 70 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Secluded Orchid
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Description Spirit of Chimes