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The Art Song in East Asia and Australia, 1900 to 1950



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ISBN 9781032321622
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
352 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores art song as an emblem of musical modernity in early twentieth century East Asia and Australia. It appraises the lyrical power of art song—a solo song set to a poem in the local language in Western art music style accompanied by piano—as a vehicle for creating a localized musical identity, while embracing cosmopolitan visions. The study of art song reveals both the tension and the intimacy between cosmopolitanism and local politics and culture. In twenty essays, the book includes overviews of art song development written by scholars from each of the five locales of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Australia, reflecting perspectives of both established narratives and uncharted historiography. The Art Song in East Asia and Australia proposes listening to the songs of our neighbours across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Recognizing the colonial constraints experienced by art song composers, it hears trans-colonial expressions addressing musical modernity, both in earlier times and now. Readers of this volume will include musicologists, ethnomusicologists, singers, musicians, and researchers concerned with modernity in the fields of poetry and history, working within local, regional, and transnational contexts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Art song as lyrical modernity in colonial and postcolonial contexts: listening to each other’s songs

JOYS H.Y. CHEUNG & ALISON TOKITA

Chapter 2. The rise of Japanese art song

MOTOMI TSUGAMI

Chapter 3. Art song and musical/cultural identities in interwar Japan

LUCIANA GALLIANO

Chapter 4. Implications of poetic form for Japanese art songs

YUKO KUSAKABE

Chapter 5. Conflict and synthesis of modern and traditional Japan in Hashimoto Kunihiko’s art songs

LASSE LEHTONEN

Chapter 6. Nagai Ikuko and the "Movement for Singing in Japanese"

MOTOMI TSUGAMI

Chapter 7. The birth and transformation of Korean art song

KYUNGCHAN MIN

Chapter 8. National identity and colonial modernity in gagok: Korean art songs of the Japanese Colonial Period

MEEBAE LEE

Chapter 9. Metre and rhythm in Lee Sangkeun’s songs

HERMANN GOTTSCHEWSKI

Chapter 10. Korean art song composers caught between Japan, South Korea and North Korea

KYUNGBOON LEE

Chapter 11. A brief history of modern Chinese art song

CHEN YONG

Chapter 12. Composition, commentary and collegiality in the translated modernity of early Chinese art song

JOYS H.Y. CHEUNG

Chapter 13. Proved foundations with pentatonic inflections: "Longing for Home", the first art song of Huang Zi and Wei Hanzhang

STEPHEN M. JONES

Chapter 14. "I should have my own personality": Identity negotiation in Tan Xiaolin’s art songs

ARTURO IRISARRI IZQUIERDO & HON-LUN HELAN YANG

Chapter 15. "Taiwanese Art Songs" and "National Languages": Lu Chuan-sheng’s Art Songs of the 1940s

DIAU-LONG SHEN

Chapter 16. Competing voices in Colonial Taiwan: Art song as historical problem

CHIEN-CHANG YANG

Chapter 17. Singing Chinese art song in Taiwan: the life journeys of two China-born vocalists

YU-JEN HUANG & TZU-CHIA TSENG

Chapter 18. From singer to composer: the art songs of Koh Bunya / Jiang Wenye

LIN-YU LIOU

Chapter 19. National identity and Australian art song 1901–1950

ANNE-MARIE FORBES

Chapter 20. A transnational perspective on musical modernity: the songs of Linda Phillips and Chen Tianhe

ALISON TOKITA

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Biography

JOYS H.Y. CHEUNG is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology, National Taiwan Normal University. ALISON TOKITA is Guest Professor Kyoto City University of Arts, and Adjunct Researcher Monash University.