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The Genre of Suite for Piano in China at the Turn of the 20th Century. (on the example of 'The Album for the Youth of the New Century' by Du Mingxin)
Abstract.The article considers the piano works by the famous Chinese composer Du Mingxin (Du Mingxin, born in1928). Due to the fact that few Russian readers know this name, the first part of the article presents a brief summary of the biography of the composer. The main attention is paid to the events that influenced the composer's creative personality. The second part of the article deals with the analysis of one of the last compositions for piano - 'The Album for the Youth of the New Century' suite. In the process of analysis the author identifies a number of features that allow us tocall the compositions a cycle. Each of the four pieces of music that make up the suite has been examined in detail: figurative structure, features of the genre, form, musical language. In the musical language of the suite 'The Album for the Young of the New Century' the composer combines features of national music (intonation, modal features) and traditional Europeantechniques in music composition.
Keywords: Chinese composer , modern music , piano music , piano suite , Du Mingxin, cycle, cyclic form, pentatonic, theory of musical composition, Chinese music
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