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Korean Arirang: History, Genres, and Adaptations In Edward Niedermaier's "Arirang Variations"


Abstract This study treats in some depth a contemporary solo piano work, "Arirang Variations" (2006) by Edward "Teddy" Niedermaier (b. 1983). Though Niedermaier is an American composer and pianist, he derives his inspiration for that work from four types of Korean arirang: "Arirang," "Raengsanmopan Older Babe Arirang," "Gangwondo Arirang" and "Kin Arirang." The analysis of "Arirang Variations" focuses primarily on how the composer adapts arirang in each variation and develops them into his own musical language. A salient feature of Niedermaier's composition is his combination of certain contradictions: traditional and contemporary styles, and Western and Eastern musical styles... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Park, Hyunjin (Author) / Meir, Baruch (Advisor) / Campbell, Andrew (Committee member) / Levy, Benjamin (Committee member) / Thompson, Janice (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Arirang / Arirang Variations / Minyo
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 114 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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