Yunusova Violetta

Professor of the Foreign Music History Department of the Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Member of the International Council for Traditional music  related with UNESCO (ICTM), Board Member of the Study Group on the Music of the Turkic-Speaking People of ICTM

E-mail: violetta_yunusov@mail.ru

Modern Chinese opera (late XX – early XXI centuries) and “The First Emperor” by Tan Dun

Abstract

The article examines the trends of modern Chinese academic and traditional musical theater (Beijing Opera), their reflection in Tan Dun's opera “The First Emperor”, the connection with such movements as postmodernism and avant-garde. Particular attention is paid to the ritual as the basis of the Tan Dun Musical Theater, the synthesis of the traditional Chinese and Western Opera House in its opera at the level of genre, musical language, instrumentation and composition techniques.

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Chinese ‘New Wave’ and the work of Xu Changjun

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The article considers the features of the New wave movement in China (from 1980s up to the present day) and their embodiment in the works of the famous composer Xu Changjun. On the example of his play "Silence" in which the Taoist and Buddhist understanding of philosophical categories of "silence" and "emptiness" find their reflection, the principles of a combination of elements of ancient Chinese music and modern techniques of composition are shown.

 

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