Analysis of the Yellow River Concerto composed by Xian Xinghai, arranged by Yin Chengzhong. The Yellow River Piano Concerto was a gem of the Chinese culture in the 20th century, which was written in the Western classical music form and was highly influenced by the Western music in the romantic era.
The Yellow River Piano Concerto is a work for piano and orchestra that is arranged from the Yellow River Cantata. Jiang Qing advocated the musical practice of “throwing out the lyrics and keeping the melody”, which was regarded as example to apply Mao’s belief “making the old serve the new.” ( 7 ) It contains four movements only rather than 8 like the Yellow River Cantata.
The musical scores of the Yellow River Piano Concerto and Yellow River Cantata will be analysed, so as to ascertain the structural features of the work as well as identifying typical Chinese music characteristics. Audio materials will assist in the understanding and the analysis of the Piano Concerto and the Cantata. 1.5 Delimitation of the study.The Yellow River Piano Concerto is a lovely and (at risk of belaboring the word) BRILLIANT concerto, with obviously (or at at least to stereotype) Chinese characteristics to the music. Far more melodic than much of 20th century music. For my taste, it was way too short (about 21 minutes); a perfect show-biz finale, left me begging for more. Still, this one work makes the whole CD worth buying.Quantz Concerto In G Major Analysis. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major In my introduction to music class we were assigned to listen and evaluate a particular piece of music in order to reflect on our unique individuality. For my project I chose Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 and his work of the piano concerto No. 23 in A Major specifically the second movement that was created in 1786.
Overview of Analysis. In the creation of The Yellow River Piano Concerto, it uses the performance practices of Western Piano Concerto. At the same time, in the structure of musical form, it inherits the Chinese traditional music style, with the form of title suite. According to eight different pentatonic scales, piano integrates exactly with a typical band constituted by Chinese traditional.Read More
Yellow River Concerto Xian 1905-1945 Background Xian Xinghai Born in 1905 in Panyu (part of the Guangzhou province), Xian Xinghai initially studied clarinet, but switched to violin and piano at the National Music Institute (Beijing University) and at the Shanghai National Music.Read More
The Yellow River Piano Concerto is a piano concerto arranged by a collaboration between musicians including Yin Chengzong and Chu Wanghua, and based on the Yellow River Cantata by composer Xian Xinghai. Since its politicized premiere in 1969 during the Cultural Revolution, the concerto has become popular in China and amongst overseas Chinese nationalists. It is noted for a difficult solo part.Read More
Find recording details and track inforamtion for Yellow River Piano Concerto - Yellow River Composers' Committee on AllMusic.Read More
The piano concerto “Yellow River” is an adaptation of “The Yellow River” Cantata, written in the mid-40's by Shan Xign-hzi to deify Mao Ze-dong's war against the Japanese. With the Yellow River symbolizing the Chinese nation ,the concerto praises the sour age and fighting spirit of the country. The first movement depicts boatmen struggling against the waves and shoals of the Yellow.Read More
Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky may have influenced it and Lang Lang has included it in his repertoire: the piano concerto 'Yellow River' features a brilliant virtuoso solo part, expressiveness and drama, contemplation, great pathos and wit. Based on the cantata of the same name by the famous Chinese composer Xian Xinghai (1905-1945), the concerto, arranged by Yin Chengzong among others, is.Read More
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