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East meets west : technical solutions to cross-cultural performance practice issues in violin concertos by Larry Sitsky and Tan Dun

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Wong, K (2008) East meets west : technical solutions to cross-cultural performance practice issues in violin concertos by Larry Sitsky and Tan Dun. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Cross-Cultural music has been a topic of great interest in recent decades. A number of
Contemporary composers, espedally those who were born in the East and received
education in the Western world, have produced a large number of remarkable
compositions that contain both Eastern and Western musical elements. The synthetic
compositional processes used in such music can take different forms, it can be
achieved through the fusion of Western and Eastern melodies by employing exotic
musical instruments to provide specific sound effects and using Western musical
instrument to imitate specific vocal or instrumental sounds.
The two violin concertos, forming the basis of this research, were written by Larry
Sitsky and Tan Dun. Both composers were born in China and received their tertiary
education in the West. There are differences and similarities between the two
concertos and the central aim of this research is to provide a performance guide-with _
detailed performance analyses of these two works. Suggested technical solutions and
performance practice issues of th~ compositions will be discussed in detail. The latter
half of this exegesis discusses cross-cultural music as part of cultural appropriation, as
well as evaluating the extent of Western and Chinese influences upon the
compositional aesthetic of the concertos.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Sitsky, Larry, 1934-, Tan, Dun, 1957-, Concertos (Violin), Musical analysis, Music
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (PhD)--University of Tasmania, 2008. Includes bibliographical references

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