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Impressions On The True Story Of Ah Q

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Woodwinds Clarinet in B-Flat, piano
Impressions On The True Story Of Ah Q. Composed by Chen Yi (1953-). Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed 1993. Duration 5 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-40948. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114409480).

Item Number: PR.114409480

ISBN 9781598066715. 9 x 12 inches.

CHEN YI The Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Chen Yi received bachelor and master degrees in music composition from the Central Conservatory in Beijing, and the D.M.A. degree from Columbia University. Her composition teachers have included Chou, Davidovsky, Wu, and Goehr. She has served as Composer-in-Residence for the Womens Philharmonic and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer (1993-96) and as a member of the composition faculty at Peabody Conservatory (1996-98). Fellowships have been received from the Guggenheim Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and National Endowment for the Arts. Honors include a first prize from the Chinese National Composition Competition, the Lili Boulanger Award, the Sorel Medal, the Alpert Award, the Eddie Medora King Composition Prize, and a Grammy Award. Her music has been commissioned and performed by leading orchestras and performers around the world, and recorded on New Albion, CRI, Teldec, Nimbus, Cala, Avant, Atma, and China Record Corporation. For further information on the music of Chen Yi, please visit
Program notes from the back cover: PROGRAM NOTES BY THE COMPOSER It has been strongly haunting me for a long time to think about ignorance and civilization, lowliness and pride. This piece for solo clarinet was inspired by Lu Xuns The Bio of Ah Q. Lu Xun (Zhou Shuren, 1881-1963) is Chinas best-known 20th-century author of essays and short stories, in which he called on the Chinese people to rise and give battle to feudalism. I want to express my gratitude to Inter-Artes in London, who commissioned and premiered the piece at the concert The World of Lu Xun in Birmingham, UK, for offering me an opportunity to listen to my heart through my own musical monologue. MONOLOGUE is also available for unaccompanied Saxophone (114-41561).

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