CHAI, Chang-ning

PhD University of Sydney 2014 Pages: 305

The dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) its representative repertoires in the years from 1949 to 1985

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This dissertation is a comprehensive study by a third generation Chinese professional flautist of the dizi (the Chinese Bamboo flute) and its representative repertoires during the “New China” (the People’s Republic of China; the PRC) era. The study was made by means of a discussion of the instrument’s history, an examination of extant music manuscripts and other evidence, discussion of first hand personal professional experiences in China with first and second generation master flautists, and by performances of a sample of items...

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