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A Survey of the Development of Chinese Ancient Poetry Art Songs from 1920s to 1940s

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DOI: 10.25236/emcs.2018.033


Yu Xiang

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Yu Xiang


The new vocal form of art songs was introduced into China. This period is an important period for the formation and development of Chinese art songs. Chinese composers combine Western advanced modern composition techniques with Chinese traditional ancient poetry culture to create ancient poetry and art songs.This kind of art song combines music and literature, has a very high ideological connotation and artistic level, and occupies a very important position in the history of music creation in China.The 1920s, 1930s and 1940s were the climax of the creation and development of ancient poetry art songs.From beginning with the "the Big river go east "composed by Qing Zhu during his study in Germany in 1920,to the founding of the new China, this period is a prosperous period in the creation of ancient poetry and art songs. the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, a group of outstanding composers of ancient poetry art songs were born, and they created a large number of outstanding works.Even some of the works are included in the vocal music materials of professional music colleges, which have high academic value and artistic value, and occupy an extremely important position in the creation, singing and teaching of Chinese songs.


Chinese ancient poetry art songs, The Development overview, 1920s, 1930s, 1940