A Critical History of New Music in China

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Chinese culture had fallen into a stasis, and intellectuals began to go abroad for new ideas. What emerged was an exciting musical genre that C. C. Liu terms "new music." With no direct ties to traditional Chinese music, "new music" reflects the compositional techniques and musical idioms of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European styles. Liu traces the genesis and development of "new music" throughout the twentieth century, deftly examining the social and political forces that shaped "new music" and its uses by political activists and the government.

General information

Author C. C. Liu
English title A Critical History of New Music in China
Publisher The Chinese University Press
Date of publication 2010 exactly on 2010/10/13
ISBN 9629963604 (find this book)
Number of Pages 1000

Subject of the Book

This book focusses mostly about the following subjects:

Classical, Music of the Republic of China, Music of the People's Republic of China

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