Chen Yi and her Influence on Music in China To be able to comprehend how Chen Yi, one of the most famous Chinese composers influenced and changed music in China, one should first understand the changes that Chinese music had gone through before, during and after her time. In one of her private interviews, Chen Yi’s answers provided a story of how her music evolved to what it is right now. She stated: “Every work of mine reflects the culture behind me from the people and society” (Lindsey 2002). And this statement supported the necessity to look behind the close doors of the past in order to fully understand the changes in the present. The Chinese traditional music China’s music followed a slow and tortuous journey before it was able to...The end:
.....onal Music Legacy in Modern China Music Compositions (in Chinese). Theory and Criticism of Literature and Art 05. Quoted in Xiang He. Selected Works for Violin and Piano By Chen Yi: Western Influences On The Development of her Compositional Style. Ph.D. diss., University of Nebraska. Lincoln, Nebraska. 2010. Xiang He. 2010. Selected Works for Violin and Piano By Chen Yi: Western Influences On The Development of her Compositional Style. Ph.D. diss., University of Nebraska. Lincoln, Nebraska. Xiaole Li. 2003. Chen Yi’s Piano Music: Chinese Aesthetics and Western Models. Ph.D. diss., University of Hawaii. Yiman Liu. 2000. Rethinking Cultural Revolution Culture. <http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/conf/propaganda/musik.html> (May 2, 2011).