Composer CHEN Yi’s Biography (As of Aug. 2012). A native of Guangzhou, China, Chen Yi* was born into a family of doctors with a strong interest in music. She began violin and piano studies with Zheng Ri-hua and Lee Soo Sin at the age of three. When the Cultural Revolution overtook China in the 1960's, she tried hard to continue her music studies, practicing violin at home (with the mute attached). She was sent for forced labor into the countryside for two years and took her instrument along. A positive aspect of this experience was the knowledge she gained of the wider life and music of her motherland and its people. When she was 17, she returned to her home city and served as concertmaster and composer with the Beijing Opera Troupe. She began, at this time, her research of Chinese traditional music and Western classical music theory under the supervision of Zheng Zhong. When the school system was restored in 1977, Chen enrolled in the Beijing Central Conservatory, where she studied composition under Professor Wu Zu-qiang and British guest composer Alexander Goehr. She continued her violin studies with Professor Lin Yao-ji and began an eight-year systematic study of Chinese traditional music. In 1983, Ms. Chen composed the first Chinese viola concerto (Xian Shi) and, in 1986, the Chinese Musicians Association, the Central Conservatory of Music, Radio Beijing, CCTV and the Central Philharmonic of China jointly gave, in Beijing, an entire program devoted to Chen's orchestral works, when she became the first woman in China to receive the degree of Master of Arts in composition. In 1986, Chen Yi went to the United States for further musical studies. Her chamber music has been featured in the film Sound and Silence produced by ISCM in 1989. In 1993, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts, with distinction, from Columbia University, where she studied under Chou Wen-chung and Mario Davidovsky. In the same year, Dr. Chen was appointed, through the Meet the Composer New Residencies program, to a three year term as Composer-in-Residence for the Women's Philharmonic, Chanticleer and the Aptos Creative Arts Program, all in San Francisco. In June of 1996, Chen had three sold-out gala concerts at the Center for the Arts Theater, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, with her orchestral works Ge Xu and Symphony No.2, choral works Set Of Chinese Folk Songs and Tang Poems, and the multi-media Chinese Myths Cantata, presented by the WP, Chanticleer and Lili Cai Dance Company, and received critical acclaims. She then joined the composition faculty of Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (1996-1998). She is the Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor in Composition at the UMKC Conservatory starting in 1998. As the recipient of the prestigious Ives Living Award (2001-2004) from the American Academy of Arts and Letter, Dr. Chen has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1996) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1994), as well as the Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1996). Other honors include first prizes in the Chinese National Composition Competition (1985 and 2012, respectively), the Lili Boulanger Award from the National Women Composers Resource Center (1993), New York University’s Sorel Medal (1996), the CalArts/Alpert Award (1997), the University of Texas Eddie Medora King Composition Prize (1999), the Adventurous Programming and Concert Music awards from ASCAP (1999 and 2001, respectively), the ASCAP Concert Music Award (2001), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Elise Stoeger Award (2002), the Pulitzer Prize Finalist (2006), the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund’s Friendship Ambassador Award (2002), honorary doctorates from Lawrence University in WI (2002), Baldwin-Wallace College in OH (2008), University of Portland in OR (2009), The New School University in New York (2010), and the University of Hartford in CT (2016), the Sterling Patron Award from Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity (2011), and the Kauffman Award in Artistry/Scholarship and Faculty Service from the UMKC Conservatory (2006 and 2012, respectively). Dr. Chen has received major commissions from the Koussevitzky, Fromm, Ford, Rockefeller, and Roche foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Meet The Composer, the Creative Work Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Mary Cary Trust, NYSCA, Carnegie Hall, New Heritage Music Foundation, Friends of Dresden Music Foundation, the American Guild of Organists, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Eastman School, Ithaca College, Bradley University, Miami University, Richmond University, Kennesaw Sate University, Portland State University, Chorus America, ACDA, and the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music. Commissioning ensembles and soloists include the Lucerne Music Festival for the Cleveland Orchestra, Mira Wang with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the China National Centre for the Performing Arts for China National Symphony, the Guangzhou Symphony, the Central Conservatory for China Youth Symphony and the CNCPA Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the BBC Proms Festival for Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, Yo-Yo Ma and the Pacific Symphony, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, Emanuel Ax, Michala Petri, Evelyn Glennie and the Singapore Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Women’s Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the National Wind Ensemble Commissioning Group, the Mid American CBDA, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the UMKC Conservatory for Kansas City Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, New Music Consort, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Music From China, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, eighth blackbird, Boston Musica Viva, Network For New Music, Opus 21, San Francisco Citywinds, the Prism Sax Quartet, the Ying Quartet, the Elements Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, the HK Chinese Orchestra, Chanticleer, KITKA, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Chicago a cappella, KC Chorale, Peninsula Women’s Chorus, and many universities, youth orchestras and other music organizations. Dr. Chen’s music is performed worldwide and published by Theodore Presser Company. Her works have been recorded on Bis, New Albion, CRI, New World, Teldec (with Grammy Award in 2000), Telarc, Bridge, Nimbus, Cala, Avant, Atma, Hugo, Angel, Albany, Bridge, Cavalli, Centaur, Quartz, Naxos, Koch International Classics, Delos, Hugo, China Record Corporation, among others. In her compositions, Chen Yi tries to distill from Chinese and Western traditional music the essential character and spirit and to develop materials abstractly in accordance with new concepts. Her large ensemble works Momentum, Duo Ye No. 2, Ge Xu (Antiphony), Si Ji (Four Seasons), Chinese huqin concerto Fiddle Suite, organ concerto Dunhuang Fantasy, Percussion Concerto, sax quartet concerto Ba Yin, violin concertos Chinese Folk Dance Suite and Spring in Dresden, cello concertos Eleanor's Gift and Ballad, Dance, and Fantasy, Piano Concerto, flute concerto The Golden Flute, viola concerto Xian Shi, Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 3, Rhyme of Fire, Tu, Dragon Rhyme, and Suite from China West thoughtfully combine the Western orchestral idiom with traditional Eastern pentatonic tonalities. Her octet, Sparkle, is a refreshing expression of glittering passion with magical textures, Ning is a gripping and dramatic musical narration played on the Chinese lute pipa, violin and cello, and the sextet, Near Distance, is a meditation on ancient culture and modern civilization, skillfully drawing together the music of East and West. Her chamber ensemble works Night Thoughts and Happy Rain in a Spring Night translated ancient Chinese poems into music, while the cello quintet Sound of the Five, flute duet Three Bagatelles from China West, piano trios Tibetan Tunes and Tunes From My Home, and string work Romance and Dance using western instruments to interpret Chinese folk instrumental sound and spirit. Her dozens of choral works sung in Chinese or English have been performed by thousands of singers throughout the world. Transcending cultural and musical boundaries, serving as an ambassador for the arts, creating "real music" for society and future generations, which reaches a wide range of audiences and inspires people of different cultural backgrounds, is her main goal. Chen Yi is in high demand as a lecturer at composition workshops and at concerts of her music throughout the world. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, and appointed by the China Ministry of Education to the prestigious three-year Cheung Kong Scholar Visiting Professorship at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in 2006. She has been the Artistic Director of the BICW at the CCoM (2011-2012), and the Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tianjin Conservatory (2012-2014). She has served on the advisory boards of Meet The Composer, American Music Center, New Music USA, Chamber Music America, the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, American Composers Orchestra, the League of Composers/ISCM, and the International Alliance of Women in Music, among other music organizations. *CHEN is her family name, Yi is her personal name. CHEN Yi can be referred to as Dr. Chen, Ms. Chen, or Chen Yi. For more information, please visit: <http://www.presser.com/composer/chen-yi/>. For details of Chen Yi's compositions <http://www.presser.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=chen+yi>; for perusal scores <http://www.presser.com/rental-information/scores-for-online-perusal/> (click on Chen Yi’s name); for rental materials (orchestral and large ensemble works) <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Ms. Maria Iannacone <email@example.com>; for purchasing published scores (small chamber works and choral works) <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Ms. Jackie Nicklas Bach <email@example.com>; for purchasing performing materials in custom prints, Mr. Jeff Molush <firstname.lastname@example.org>; for purchasing performing materials of band works, Ms. Rachelle Gayer <email@example.com>; for permissions of use of materials, Mr. Jay Berger <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Chen Yi's Publications
ANCIENT BEAUTY, THE (2006) (2 mvts, 10 minutes) Score & Parts
Dizi (+Xun), Erhu, Pipa, Zheng, and Str Orch
Alt. version: Ruan Ens., Zheng & Str Orch (2010) (3 mvts, 12 minutes)
ANCIENT CHINESE BEAUTY, THE (2008) (3 mvts, 15 minutes) Score & Parts
Recorder and String Orchestra
ANCIENT DANCES (2005) (3 mvts, 18 minutes) Score
Pipa and Percussion
…AS LIKE A RAGING FIRE… (2002) (10 minutes) Score & Parts [114-41164]
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano.
ARIRANG (1994) (3 minutes) Score [312-41747], 1999, $1.40
AS IN A DREAM (1988) (2 songs, 7 minutes) Score
Soprano, Violin, Cello [111-40141]
Alternate version for Soprano, Pipa, Zheng [111-40185]
AT THE KANSAS CITY CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT (2002) (3 mvts, 12 min)
String Quartet (S&Ps) [114-41198]
BA BAN (1999) (6 minutes) Score [114-41198]
Also available: Boosey & Hawkes: ISMN [M-051-246174-5], 2000
BA YIN (2001) (3 mvts, 20 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental [416-41253]
Saxophone Quartet, String Orchestra
BALLAD, DANCE AND FANTASY (2003) (3 mvts, 27 min.) Score & Parts on Rental
Cello, 3333, 4331, Hp, 3 Perc. Str.
BAMBOO DANCE (2:04) and BAMBOO DANCE II (1:40) (2013) Score
Piano Solo for children or Piano Solo
BEAUTIFUL WEST LAKE, THE (2015) (3 minutes) Score
BIRTHDAY GREETING FOR DRD, AR, SCP, PRISM (2004) (1 minute each)
One Piano Four-hands, 3 instruments, Chamber Ensemble, Sax Quartet (score)
BLUE, BLUE SKY (2012) (10 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
2(Picc)222, 4331, T 3Perc. Pn, Hp, Str.
BRIGHT MOONLIGHT (2001) (5 minutes) Score [111-40190]
BURNING (2002) (4 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41165]
CARAMOOR'S SUMMER (2003) (13 minutes) Score & Parts on Rental
2(1 Picc.)-2-2-2; 2-1-1-0; Hp., 3Perc., Str.
CELEBRATION (2005) (5 minutes) Score & Parts on Rental
2222, 2221, T 2 Perc. Str.
CHINA WEST SUITE (2007) (4 mvts, 12 minutes) Score
Two Pianos. (Alt. version for marimba and piano, 2009 [114-41346]) Score & Partss
CHINESE ANCIENT DANCES (2004) (2 mvts, 8 minutes) Score & Parts [114-41262]
Clarinet, Piano. (Alt. version for saxophone and piano, 2011)
CHINESE FABLES (2002) (3 mvts, 13 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41192]
Erhu, Pipa, Cello, Percussion
CHINESE FOLK DANCE SUITE (2001) (3 mvts, 22 min.) Score and Parts on Rental
2222, 4330, 3 Perc, Violin Solo, Str.
CHINESE MOUNTAIN SONGS (2001) (5 songs, 10 minutes) Score
Treble Chorus [312-41809], 2002, $1.60
CHINESE MYTHS CANTATA (1996) (3 mvts, 36 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
2(Picc)22(Eb&Bcl)2(C) 4230 4 Perc Erhu Pipa Yangqin Zheng, Male Chorus, Str
CHINESE POEMS (1999) (5 songs, 9 minutes) Score [312-41783], $3.95
Six Girls’ Choruses
CHINESE RAP (2013) (10 minutes) Score and Parts
Violin Solo, 2222 4231, 3P, Str
CONCERTO FOR REEDS for oboe, sheng & chamber orchestra (2008) (14 min.) Score&Parts
1121 1110 P, Oboe Solo, Sheng Solo, Str
DISTANCE CAN’T KEEP US TWO APART (2011) (5 min.) Score [312-41863]
DRAGON RHYME for symphonic band (2010) (2 mvts, 14 min.) Score and Parts
2Picc2Eh2CB Cl (E-flat, 3 B-flat, BC) Sax (AATB) 34311 T+3P
DUNHUANG FANTASY (1999) (12 minutes) Score [416-41231] and Parts on Rental
1121 1110 P, Organ
DUO YE (1984) (6 minutes) Score
Piano Solo [110-40728], 2000, $8.00
Pipa Solo, Musical Works, Vol.2, Beijing, 1986
DUO YE for chamber orchestra (1985) (7 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
112(Eb)1, 1000, P, Str
DUO YE No. 2 for full orchestra (1987) (8 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
3(2 Picc)3(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 T, P(3), Str
EARLY SPRING for mixed choir and chamber ensemble (2011) (2 mvts, 9 minutes)
Mixed Choir and Chamber Ensemble (fl, cl, vn, vc, pn, perc.)
ELEANOR'S GIFT (1998) (15 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Cello Solo, 2222, 2220, 3 Perc, Hp, Str.
Pn Reduction with percussion, Score and Parts.
FAITH AND PERSEVERANCE (2011) (5 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
3222, 4331, T, 3 Perc, Hp, Str.
FENG (1998) (Introduction & Rondo, 10 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41052]
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn
FIDDLE SUITE (1997) (3 mvts, 16 minutes) Score and Parts [114-40951]
Chinese Huqin Solo, String Quartet/Str Orch/Full Orchestra
FISHERMAN’S SONG (1979) (4 minutes) Score and Part [114-40950], 1999, $6.00
Violin and Piano
FOUNTAINS OF KC (2011) (10 minutes) Score and Parts
3333, 4331, 4 Perc. Hp, Str
FROM OLD PEKING FOLKLORE (2009) (4 minutes) [114-41373]
FROM THE PATH OF BEAUTY (2008) (7 mvts, 35 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Mixed Choir and String Quartet
The Bronze Taotie for a cappella [312-41853], 4-mvt for string quartet [114-41367]
GE XU (ANTIPHONY) (1994) (10 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
2(Picc)2(E.H.)2(Bcl)2, 4230, T, P(2), Hp, Str
GOLDEN FLUTE, THE (1997) (3 mvts, 18 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Flute Solo, 2222, 4230, T P(2), Str. (Study Score [416-41206])
Reduction for Flute and Piano [114-40949], 1999, $22.50
GUESSING (1989) (5 minutes) Score [110-40727], 2000, $8.00
Piano Solo, Also available: Musical Works, Vol.2, 1990,Beijing.
HAN FIGURINES, THE (2006) (5 minutes) Score & Parts
Violin, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Double Bass, Piano, Percussion
HAPPY RAIN IN SPRING NIGHT (2004) (12 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41271]
IN THE MOUNTAINS (2013) (6 minutes) Score and Parts
IN THE MOUNTAINS for (2013) (5 minutes) Score and Parts
Mixed Choir and String Quartet
I HEAR THE SIREN’S CALL for male choir (2012) (3 minutes) Score
JING DIAO for orchestra (2011) (5 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 T, P(3), Str
JING MARIMBA for marimba solo (2009) (4 min.) Score [Edition Peters No. 68260b]
JI-DONG-NUO for piano solo (2005) (4+ minutes) Score
JOY OF THE REUNION for oboe, viola, cello and double bass (2001) (4 min.) S&Ps
KC CAPRICCIO for wind ensemble & mixed choir (2000) (4 min.) S&Ps on Rental
2222(+b.cl) 3sax 34311 SATB 3P
Alt. version CAPRICCIO for Chorus, Organ & Percussion (2001) [312-41813]
Alt. version KC CAPRICCIO for orchestra & mixed choir (2009)
KNOW YOU HOW MANY PETALS FALLING (2001) (4 minutes) Score
Mixed Chorus [312-41814], $1.60
LAMENT OF THE TWIN STARTS (1996) (5 minutes) Score
LANDSCAPE (2003) (3 minutes) Score [312-41830]
LET’S REACH A NEW HEIGHT (2012) (3 minutes) Score
LINEAR, THE (1994) (12 minutes) Score and Parts
2(Picc)222 4331 Hp. T, P(4), Str
LOOKING AT THE SEA (2006) (4:30). Score
MEDITATION (1999) (two songs, 6 minutes) Score [111-40203]
Mezzo-soprano and Piano
MOMENTUM (1998) (13 min.) Score and Parts on Rental (Large Score [416-41184])
3333 4331 Hp. 4 Perc. Str
MONOLOGUE (IMPRESSIONS ON THE TRUE STORY OF AH Q) (1993) (5’)
Clarinet Solo (Bb). [114-40948], 2000, Score $3.95
MOUNT A LONG WIND (2010) (6’)
3333 4331 4 Perc. Str
NEAR DISTANCE (1988) (10 minutes) Score and Parts [114-40744]
Fl(Alto Fl), Cl(Bcl), Vn, Vc, Pf, Perc
NIGHT THOUGHTS (2004) (8 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41248]
Flute, Cello, Piano
NING (2001) (15 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41133]
Violin, Pipa, Cello
NORTHERN SCENES (2013) (8 minutes) Score
NOT ALONE (2014) (14 minutes) Score and Parts
ODE TO THE EARTH (2006) (2 mvts, 20 minutes) Score & Parts
Alt. version of BALLAD, DANCE AND FANTASY
2222, 2220, T 2P, Ruan Solo, Strings
OVERTURE (1989) (13 minutes) Score
Chinese Instrumental Orchestra
OVERTURE for orchestra (2009) (9 minutes)
2(1 Picc.)-2-2-2; 4-3-3-0; 4Perc., Str.
OVERTURE No.2 (1990) (15 minutes) Score
PERCUSSION CONCERTO (1998) (3 mvts, 20 min.) S&Ps (Study Score [416-41207])
Percussion Solo, 3(1Picc)33(1Bcl)3(1D.Bsn), 4331, 3 Perc., Str (S&Ps on Rental)
Alt. version for Percussion and Piano/Percussion Group/Perc & Str Quartet
PIANO CONCERTO (1992) (16 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Piano Solo, 3(3 Picc)3(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 T, P(3), Str.
PIPA RHYME (1993) (6 minutes) Score and Parts
Pipa and 14 Players
POINTS, THE (1991) (9 minutes) Score [114-40946], $10.50
PRELUDE AND FUGUE (2009) (21 minutes)
2(Picc)222 2200, Pn, P, Str
PROSPECT OVERTURE (2009) (9 minutes)
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331, P(4), Str
QI (1997) (10 minutes) Score and Parts [114-40901], 1997
Fl, Cello, Percussion, Piano
ROMANCE AND DANCE for String Orchestra (1998) [2 mvts, 9 min.] S&Ps on Rental
Alt. version for Violin and Piano [114-41080], 2001, $17
ROMANCE OF HSIAO AND CH'IN (1995) (4 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Two Violins and String Orchestra (Study Score [416-41208])
Alt. version for Cello and Piano [114-41081], 2001, $8.50
RHYME OF FIRE/OLYMPIC FIRE (2008) (12 minutes) Score & Parts
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331, T, P(4), Str
SAKURA (1994) (1 minute) Score [312-41748], 1999, $1.00
SEPTET FOR ERHU, PIPA, PERCUSSION & SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2008) (14’) S&P
SET OF CHINESE FOLK SONGS, A (1994) (10 songs, 17 minutes)
Unaccompanied Mixed Chorus, with optional Piano part. Score and Parts
Vol.1 312-41731, Vol.2 312-41732, Vol.3 312-41733, 1998, $2.30 each
Alt. version for Children's Chorus and Str.Orch./Quintet (25 min.) S&Ps on Rental
Alternate version for Male Choir (TTBB) a cappella (17 min.) Score [312-41682]
SHADY GROVE (2001) (4 minutes) Score [312-41841]
SHUO (1994) (8 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental [416-41210Q]
String Orchestra; Alternate version for String Quintet
SHUO CHANG (2013) (6:30) Score
SI JI (FOUR SEASONS) (2005) 15 min.) Score and Parts on Rental
3(+Picc)3(+EH)3(+b.Cl)3(+C.Bsn) 4331 Timp 4 Perc Hp Str
SINGING IN THE MOUNTAIN (2002) (1 minute) [110-41763]
Piano Solo for children, originally published by ABRSM Publishing in Spectrum 5, 2003.
SMALL BEIJING GONG (1993) (1 minute) Score.
Piano Solo for children, Two Chinese Bagatelles [110-40726], 2000, $3.95.
SONG IN WINTER (1993) (8 minute) Score and Parts on Rental [114-40947]
Harpsichord, Di, Zheng
Alternate version for Flute, Zheng, Piano, Percussion.
Alternate version, Orient and Occident, for Soprano, Zheng, Piano/Harpsichord
SONG OF THE GREAT WALL arr. from a song by Liu Xue-An (1999) (5 min.). Score
Eight French Horns
SOULFUL AND THE PERPETUAL, THE (2012) (2 mvts, 12 minutes). Score and Part
Alto Saxophone, Piano
SOUND OF THE FIVE (1998) (4 mvts, 20 minutes). Score and Parts [114-41053]
Cello Solo, String Quartet; Alt. version for Perc Solo & Str Quartet
SPARKLE (1992) (11 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Fl(Picc.), Cl(Eb), Perc 2, Pf, Vn, Vc, Bass
SPRING DREAMS (1997) (5 minutes) Score [312-41745], 1999, $1.50
SPRING FESTIVAL (1999) (5’) for middle school band. S&Ps (pbl: AMF Bandquest).
SPRING IN DRESDEN (2005) (14 min.) for violin and orchestra. S&Ps on Rental
2(Picc)222, 4231, Hp, T, P(2), Violin Solo, Str
SPRING RAIN (2011) (4 minutes) Score [312-41858]
PROUT (Budding / Meng) (1986) (7 min.) Score and Parts on Rental [114-41200]
String Orchestra (Large Score [416-41152])
STRING QUARTET (1982) (3 mvts, 23 minutes) Score and Parts
Vn(2), Va, Vc
SUITE (1991) (3 mvts, 12 minutes) Score
Traditional Chinese Instrumental Ensemble
SUITE FOR CELLO & CHAMBER WINDS (2004) (4 mvts, 20 min.) S&Ps on Rental
1111 1110 P, Cello (Adapted from Sound of the Five)
SUITE FOR VIOLA & CHAMBER WINDS (2013) (4 mvts, 20 minutes)
1111 1110 P, Viola (Adapted from Sound of the Five)
SUITE FROM CHINA WEST (2007) (4 mvts, 12 min.) Score and Parts
Wind Symphony, Carl Fischer Music & Theodore Presser Publication [115-40201] $45
SYMPHONIE ‘HUMEN 1839’ (2009) (20 minutes) Score and Parts
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 Hp, Pn, T, P(3), Str
SYMPHONY No. 1 (1986) (23 minutes) Score and Parts
3(Picc)2(EH)3(Bcl)2 4331 T, P(4), Str
SYMPHONY No. 2 (1993) (18 min.) S&Ps on Rental (Large Score [416-41157])
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 Hp, T, P(3), Str
SYMPHONY No. 3 (2004) (3 mvts, 23 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
33(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 Hp, T, P(3), Str
TANG POEMS (1995) (4 songs, 12 minutes) Score [312-41694]
Written on a Rainy Night from TANG POEMS
Male Choir [312-41756], Mixed Choir [312-41837]
TANG POEMS CANTATA (1995) (4 mvts, 15 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Mixed Chorus (SATB) and Chamber Orchestra (1111 1110 Pn T, Perc. Str.)
THINKING OF MY HOME (2015) (2 minutes)
Treble Clef Choir (SSA) and Piano
THREE BAGATELLES FROM CHINA WEST (2006) (3 mvts, 12 minutes) S&P [414-41193] $40
Flute and Piano, or 2 Flutes
Alt. versions for Cl & Pn, Fl & Cl, DB & Pn, Guanzi & Sheng
THREE DANCES FROM CHINA SOUTH (2014) (3 mvts, 12 minutes) S&P
Dizi, Erhu, Pipa, Zheng
THREE POEMS FROM THE SONG DYNASTY (1985) (3 songs, 14 minutes)
Score (Musical Works, Vol. 3, 1986 and JCCM, Vol. 2,1986, Beijing)
TIBETAN TUNES (2006) (2 mvts, 12 minutes). Score and Parts [114-41335]
Violin, Cello and Piano
TIDE, THE (1988) (10 minutes) Score
TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM (2001) (3 songs, 10 minutes) Score
Mixed Chorus, Soprano and Mezzo-soprano [312-41818], 2002, $5.95
TONE POEM (2012) (8 minutes) Score and Parts
2222 2000, P, Str
TU (2002) (13 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
3(Picc)3(EH)3(Bcl)3(Cbsn) 4331 Hp, T, P(3), Str
Alt. version for symphonic wind ensemble (2003) (2 Fl, 1 Picc., 2 Ob, 2 Bsn, 1 C.Bsn, 2 Cl, 1 B.Cl,
4 Sax (SATB), 4 FH, 3 Tp (Bb), 2 Trb, Baritones, 1 B.Trb, 1 Tuba , Hp, 4 Perc. D. Basses)
TUNES FROM MY HOME (2007/2008) (3 mvts, 15 minutes) Score and Parts
TWO CHINESE FOLK SONGS for Mixed Chorus (2003) (6 minutes) Score
A Horseherd's Mountain Song [312-41832]
A Single Bamboo Can Easily Bend [312-41833]
TWO CHINESE FOLK SONGS (2008) (5 minutes) (co-arranged with Steven Stucky)
The FLOWING STREAM/THE SUN IS RISING WITH OUR JOY
Mixed Chorus, Score [312-41855]
TWO SETS OF WIND AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (1986) (10 minutes) S&Ps
Picc, Bcl, 6 Hrns, 4 Trps, 4 Trbs, Tuba, T, P(6)
VARIATIONS ON “AWARIGULI” (1979/2011) (10 minutes) Score [110-41790]
WEST LAKE, THE (2003) (5 minutes) Score [312-41831]
WITH FLOWERS BLOOMING (2010) (4 minutes) Score [312-41860]
WIND for wind ensemble (2010) (12 minutes) Score and Parts
2fl, 2ob, 2bsn, 2cl, b.cl, sax (A.T.B.), 3tp, 4fh, 3trb, baritone, tuba, 3 percussion
WOODWIND QUINTET (1987) (9 minutes) Score and Parts [114-40745]
Fl, Ob, Cl, Bsn, Hrn
Score (Musical Works, Vol. 1, 1989, Beijing)
WOODWIND QUINTET NO. 3 (2008) (3 mvts, 13 minutes) Score and Parts
WU YU (2002) (2 mvts, 14 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental [114-41166]
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Percussion.
Alt. version for Fl, Ob, Cl, Vln, Vla, VC & CB [114-41167]
XIAN SHI (Viola Concerto) (1983) (14 minutes) Score and Parts on Rental
Va Solo, 2(Picc)222 4320 T, P(2), Str (Large Score [416-41211])
Pn Reduction with percussion, Score and Parts [114-41162]
XIE ZI for 2 Di, Sheng, Liuqin, Zheng, Sanxian (1985) (5 minutes) Score
XUAN (2001) (3 minutes) Score [312-41808], 2002, $1.50
YANG KO (2005) (5 minutes) Score and Parts [114-41272]
Violin, 2 Percussionists (Adapted from the 2nd Mvt of Chinese Folk Dance Suite)
YU DIAO (1985) (2 minutes) Score
Piano Solo for children. Two Chinese Bagatelles [110-40726], 2000, $3.95
Also available: Chinese Children Piano Pieces, 1985, Beijing
Theodore Presser Co., 588 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 <www.presser.com>
Sound And Silence (Chen Yi & Her Music)
Chen Yi with Chamber Ensemble in Sound and Silence.
International Society for Contemporary Music, Adamov Films and Polish TV, Paris, 1989.
Overseas Artists (New Concept in Creation)
A Documentary film of Chen Yi
Taiwan Public TV, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991.
Cultural Odyssey – Show #17 – Chen Yi and her music
Voice of America/Chinese Branch/Mandarin, 2002.
Chen Yi in America (A Cantonese in New York)
A documentary film of Chen Yi
Guangdong TV, China, 2002/2003.
An Interview with Chen Yi by Jay Stone
China Crosstalk TV, Westone Media, CA, 5/28/2003.
Heaven Above, Earth Below, Chen Yi's Chinese Myths Cantata, CBBC, BBC 2
BBC Philharmonic, BBC Singers, Chinese Weekend, Jan. 2004, broadcast on 10/26/04.
Chen Yi’s Percussion Concerto (live broadcast)
Mexican National TV, performed by OFUNAM with soloist Ms. Liu Ying in Mexico City on 2/12&13/05, conducted by Zuohuang Chen.
Chen Yi, Music and Dream, the World of Chinese, CCTV, Beijing, China, 2007.
1977 Class of CCOM (Reunion for Love), Dongfang Satellite TV, Shanghai, China, 2008.
Featured Composer Chen Yi, Talk Tonight (Chinese TV show), KTSF26, 3/10/2008, CA.
Prospect Overture for full orchestra by China National Symphony at the CNCPA, CCTV 2009 New Year
<http://space.tv.cctv.com/video/VIDE1232160579798742> from 17:50-26:26
Percussion Concerto, by Zhang Jingli & Shenzhen Symphony, cond. by Daniel Raiskin
<http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/88936356-2011424984.html> (Oct. 3, 2012, Shenzhen, China)
Fiddle Suite for huqin and full orchestra, Yen Jie-min (soloist) and Beijing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tan Li-hua, CCTV, 2007.
Fiddle Suite for huqin and string orchestra by George Gao (+Xiao-Nan Wang) and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Scott Yoo <http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20090121mcowg>
Fiddle Suite for huqin and strings
Xu Ke and Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet at Beijing Concert Hall, 11/9/2011, CCTV.
1st mvt (Singing) [26:56] <http://youtu.be/tdzLwIldEB8?t=26m56s>;
2nd mvt (Reciting) [32:29] <http://youtu.be/tdzLwIldEB8?t=32m29s>;
3rd mvt (Dancing) [38:59-43:40] <http://youtu.be/tdzLwIldEB8?t=38m59s> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tdzLwIldEB8#!>
3rd mvt (Dancing): <http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/r8j0FXzuGQc/>
Fiddle Suite for huqin and Chinese orchestra, 1st mvt: Singing, 2nd mvt: Reciting, 3rd mvt: Dancing, presented by Ding Yi Music Company, Chin Yen Choong (soloist), Lim Yau (conductor), in the concert Modern Voices at Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore, 8/3/2013, <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDUwvChRBTY>
Piano Concerto, by Chen Sa and Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Hu Yongyan, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA, 2/1/2009. <http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ2MjQxODcy.html?from=y1.2-1-95.3.2-2.1-1-1-1>
Ge Xu for chamber orchestra, by Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra / David Snell.<http://youtu.be/xyf9XeaHMks>
Chen Yi and Zhou Long: Symphony Humen 1839 (4th movement), Guangzhou Symphony, conducted by Yu Long (viewed in China only) <http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/oWJebFFctfA/>
Chen Yi and Zhou Long: Symphony Humen 1839, by New Zealand Symphony cond. by Darrell Ang on Naxos <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RQWyr3UBGc> (2015 Grammy Nomination)
Tang Poems for mixed chorus, by C4 Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, conducted by Phillip Cheah on 2/23/08 at Norwegian Seamen's Church, NYC.
II. Written on a Rainy Night <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxMkg36Bi2w>
III. Wild Grass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDM442Q_IyA&feature=related
Spring Dreams performed by Chanticleer at the Estonia Concert Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2/10/2006
Spring Dreams for mixed choir by Te-Deum Chamber Choir <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhiG4ja2Buk>
Spring Dreams, composed by Chen Yi, sung by PLA Arts Academy Choir, CCTV Choral Competition Gold Medal, 2008, Beijing China. <http://www.56.com/u31/v_MzIwMDY1MDA.html>
Distance Can’t Keep Us Two Apart for mixed choir, by Montclair State University Singers, conducted by Heather Buchanan, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, 2/17/2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kCY-Ojkzk
Distance Can’t Keep Us Two Apart for mixed choir, by Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West, conducted by Richard Nance, at the ACDA Northwestern Division Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 2012.
Xuan for mixed choir, performed by Renwen Philharmonic Choir (China), 2011 Busan International Choral Festival & Competition (Korea), Gold Medal winner of Ethnic Music, cond. Zhou Kai, 11/4/2011
Let’s Reach a New Height for mixed choir by New York Virtuoso Singers
Two Chinese Folk Songs for mixed choir, arranged by Chen Yi and Steven Stucky, performed by University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale on 11/10/2011
Korean folk song Arirang arranged by Chen Yi for mixed choir, performed by Seoul Singers conducted by Jungpyo Hong, 7/12/10 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jq16JsqeLE&feature=related>
Monologue for clarinet solo performed by Gregory Oakes at the New Frontiers Music Festival at the University of Wyoming on 10/15/2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfskMHbC_eE
The Points for pipa solo, performed by Yu Jia, at the Singapore Conference Hall, 5/9/2003
The Points for pipa solo, performed by Jiang Yang shown on CCTV
The Points for pipa solo, performed by Chen Yurong, TW National Concert Hall, 5/31/12
Memory for violin solo, performed by Chen Xi in Beijing, 6/10/2010
Jing Marimba for marimba solo
By Gordon Stout <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFlzP39tCVU>
The Complete Solo Piano Works of Chen Yi, A Recording, Analysis, and Interpretation by Qing Nadia Feeken, DMA Dissertation, Arizona State University, published in March 2013 (Total 8 works):
< http://repository.asu.edu/items/15884 >
Singing in the Mountains <http://repository.asu.edu/attachments/97700/content//tmp/package-fRk4VY/07SingingintheMountain.mp3>,
Two Chinese Bagatelles: 1) Yu Diao and 2) Small Beijing Opera Gong <http://repository.asu.edu/attachments/97697/content//tmp/package-fRk4VY/04TwoChineseBagatelles_YuDiao.mp3> <http://repository.asu.edu/attachments/97698/content//tmp/package-fRk4VY/05TwoChineseBagatelles_SmallBeijingGong.mp3>, and Variations on “Awariguli” <http://repository.asu.edu/attachments/97694/content//tmp/package-fRk4VY/01Variationson_Awariguli_.mp3>.
Duo Ye for piano solo
By Amy Lin <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqJ9lQ2UtlQ>
By Yumi Suehiro at Composer’s Voice-New York Women Composers concert, 3/24/2013 at the Jan Hus Church, New York City. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jZHpN-vAu_g>
Ba Ban for piano solo
By Amy Lin <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifogSg2lQ98>
By Elaine Chew <https://soundcloud.com/elaine-chew/elaine-chew-plays-chen-yi>
China West Suite for two pianos, by Liang-He Duo (Xiaomin Liang & Jue He)
1st mvt: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGmNpxzQDyw&feature=share>
2nd mvt: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkVqErl3MIQ>
3rd mvt: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZIanVUN0c&feature=related>
4th mvt: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9BLLSkCh5Q&feature=related>
The 3rd prize winner of “Liszt 200 Chicago International Two-Piano Competition”
(Oct. 2011, Chicago)
Romance and Dance for violin and piano by Colin Jacobson in NPR
Second movement of Romance and Dance for string orchestra <http://www.umkc.edu/news/Chenyiprofile/workingchenyi.html>
Chinese Ancient Dances adapted for soprano saxophone and piano, played by Zach Shermon and Jiyoun Chung (Midwest Premiere) at UMKC on 10/3/2013
As in a Dream for soprano and zheng, by Feinan Wang & Yu-chen Wang at UMKC Musica Nova concert <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P741JvtdvAI>
Bright Moonlight for female voice and piano by Leslie Bickle and Zhu Jialiang
Chinese Fables for pipa, erhu, sanxian and percussion, by Lan Weiwei, Yang Xue, Zhang Liumeng and Ni Ranran at the Beijing International Composition Workshop, 7/10/2012, Beijing, China
1st mvt: The Fox Profited by the Tiger’s Might (from 5:55)
2nd and 3rd mvts: Master Dong-guo and the Wolf; The Snipe and the Clam
Ning for violin, cello, and pipa, performed by Alexandra GREFFIN-KLEIN (violin), SUN Jing, (pipa) and Alexis DESCHARMES (cello), at the Beijing International Composition Workshop 2015 in the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China, 7/23/2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgaS6mvxFoo#t=51>
Tibetan Tunes first movement Du Mu performed by Trio Lumiere (in Boston)
<http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=rVFZLubE_tU> or <https://vimeo.com/46776898>
Night Thoughts for flute, cello, and piano played by Meininger Trio
Tunes From My Home for violin, cello and piano, 1st mvt: Introduction, 2nd mvt: Nostalgia, 3rd: Happiness, by Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio on Bridge CD, An American Tour
String quartet Shuo performed by the Ying Quartet at Q2 Music, WQXR, Jan. 2015.
Selected Chen Yi Profile & Her Music on Radio Programs
Chen Yi's Chinese Myths Cantata, performed by BBC Philharmonic and BBC Singers, cond. by Jason Lai on 1/24/04, and introduced in the Discovering Music programme hosted by Stephen Johnson, in an one hour program broadcast on BBC Radio3 on 3/6/2004. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml#chenyi>
Chen Yi & Her Chamber Works performed in the Composer's Portrait series by CY & Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, conversation with Andrew McGregor at the Victoria & Albert Museum; and Percussion Concerto, performed by BBC Symphony w/ EG, cond. by Yan Pascal Tortelier at Royal Albert Hall at the Proms on 8/19/2003, 1.5 hour program live broadcast on BBC Radio3.
Chen Yi & Her Music, three 30-minute programs hosted by Lin Mo, Radio Free Asia, Washington, DC, 2002/2004. <http://www.rfa.org/content/service/man/audio/kalei0613.mp3>
Kulturen verbinden, Traditionen verschmelzen: Die Musik der chinesisch-amerikanischen Komponistin Chen Yi, Ein Portrait von Heinz-Dieter Reese, Bayern 2 Radio: KlangArt, Montag, 30, August 2004, 21.30-22.30 Uhr, Bayerischer Rundfunk.
*Composer CHEN Yi's brief biography
As a prolific composer who blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries, Dr. Chen Yi was born in 1953 in China. She is the Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her music is published by Theodore Presser Company, commissioned and performed world wide by such ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic, the Seattle, Pacific, Singapore symphonies and the Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden, recorded on Bis, New Albion, New World, Teldec, Albany, Bridge, Naxos, among many labels. She has received bachelor and master degrees in music composition (1983 and 1986) from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree (1993) from Columbia University in New York. Major composition teachers are Profs. Wu Zu-qiang, Chou Wen-chung and Mario Davidovsky. She has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, and appointed to the Cheungkong Scholar Visiting Professor at the CCoM in 2006, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tianjin Conservatory in 2012.
* Chen is family name, Yi is personal name. Chen Yi can be referred to Dr. Chen, Prof. Chen, Ms. Chen, or Chen Yi, but not Dr. Yi, Prof. Yi, or Ms. Yi.
Robert Raines: “Composition in the Digital World, Conversations with 21st Century American Composers”, a chapter on Chen Yi, pages 223-233, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199357031, published on 3/2/15.
Jennifer Kelly: “In Her Own Words – Conversations with Composers in the United States” (Chapter 6, Chen Yi, Pages 101-120), University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, USA, July 2013 [ISBN 978-0-252-03759-7] (paper) and [ISBN 978-0-252-09483-5] (e-book).
Joseph Auner: “Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Anthology)” [pages 274-288], and “Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Western Music in Context)” [pages 275-276], Chapter 13, W. W. Norton and Company, New York and London, 2013.
Gong Xiaoting: “A Study of Chen Yi’s Chamber Music Compositions for Mixed Instrumentations” (134-page book), Central Conservatory of Music Press, Beijing, China, April 2013 [ISBN 978-7-81096-476-0].
Qing Nadia Feeken: The Complete Solo Piano Works of Chen Yi, A Recording, Analysis, and Interpretation, DMA dissertation, Arizona State University, USA, Dec. 2012, published in March 2013.
Zhou Hua: “An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Spring in Dresden”, Master Thesis (in Chinese), Shandong School of the Arts, China, June, 2012.
Ren Yi: “A Brief Analysis of the Artistic Features of Chen Yi’s Chinese Poems for Six Girls’ Choruses”, People’s Music (in Chinese), June 2011, Issue 578, Beijing, China.
Hsin-Yi Lin: “Musical Settings of Li Qing-Zhao of Selected Twentieth Century Composers”, DMA dissertation, UIUC, July 2011.
Yan Ming Alvin Wong: “Fusing Chinese and Western Music: Hybridity in Bright Sheng’s Seven Tunes Heard In China and Chen Yi’s Ning”, Master of Musical Arts thesis, Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut, 4/30/2011.
Rao Yunhua: “Music Compositions, Performances and Publications of Overseas Chinese Composers”, New Music in China 2009, Shanghai Conservatory Press, April 2011.
Alicia Hunt Ciccone: “The Class of 1978: New Waves in Music and the Chinese Diaspora”, BA thesis with highest honors on a subject about Asian people, Amherst College (Prof. Jeffers Engelhardt), MA, April 2011.
Li Jiti: “The Smile of Chen Yi – An Analysis Essay on Chinese Modern Music” (string quartet At the KC Chinese New Year Concert, for China National Radio’s Famous Composers & Their Works series), The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Vol. XXVIII Issue 3, Sep. 2010 (in Chinese).
Guo Xin: “Controlled Timbral Transformation of Sonority – The Structurally Organizational Methods in Momentum by Chen Yi”, The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Vol. XXVIII Issue 3, Sep. 2010 (in Chinese).
Wang Yin: “The Multi-style Application of Chinese Folk Music Material – An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Fiddle Suite”, The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Vol. XXVIII Issue 3, Sep. 2010 (in Chinese).
Jae Eun Jung: “Four Seasons: A Study of Chen Yi’s Si Ji”, DMA dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2010.
Timothy Stulman: “A Cultural Analysis of Chen Yi’s Si Ji (Four Seasons) for Orchestra”, DMA dissertation, Bowling Green State University, Aug. 2010.
Guo Xin: Timbre and Texture Manipulation as the Structural Cohesion: An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Symphony No. 2, Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music, Quarterly, No. 2, 2010 Vol. 119.
Li Tao: The Concept of Multiple Structures and Its Analytical Principles: An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Symphony No. 2, Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music, Quarterly, No. 2, 2010 Vol. 119.
Gong Xiao-ting: A Structural Analysis of Chen Yi’s Three Chamber Works of Mixes Ensemble, Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music, Quarterly, No. 2, 2010 Vol. 119.
Xiang He (Julia): Selected Works for Violin and Piano by Chen Yi: Western Influences on the Development of Her Compositional Style, a DMA dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, USA, March 2010.
Li Tao: “The Explanation of ‘Multiple Structures’ on Chen Yi's Symphonic Music”, doctoral dissertation in composition theory, outstanding dissertation award, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Dec. 2009, Shanghai, China (in Chinese)
Chia-Yu Hsu: "Concepts of cultural fusion in Chen Yi's Golden Flute and Chinese Folk Dance Suite”, Ph. D. dissertation, Duke University, Durham, NC, November, 2009.
Nancy Rao: “The Tradition of Luogu Dianzi (Percussion Classics) and Its Signification in Contemporary Music”, in the book China and the West – The Birth of a New Music”, Chinese translation from Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 26, 5/6, Oct./Dec. 2007, Shanghai Conservatory Press, June 2009.
Gong Xiao-ting: “Polyphonic Music Writing in Chen Yi’s Chamber Works”, Huangzhong (Wuhan Conservatory Journal), No. 3, 2009, Wuhan, China (in Chinese)
Wendy Lee: “Chinese Music Influences, Western Structural Techniques: The Compositional Design of Chen Yi’s Duo Ye”, SCI Journal, USA, 2009.
Li Jiti: “Chen Yi’s Chinese Myths Cantata”, Musical Arts (Quarterly), Shanghai Conservatory, China, 4/2009.
Sun Qi: The Formation of Aesthetics in Chen Yi’s Composition, Nanjing Arts Institute Journal, Issue #1, 2009, Nanjing, China (in Chinese)
Wu Jiajun: “An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Mixed Quintet Happy Rain on a Spring Night”, The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, 2008/2, Vol. 100, China
Chen Yi: “Tradition and Creation” (in English and Spanish), pp. 33-37, The New China, Contrastes (cultural magazine), #51, Spring 2009, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM), Spain
Hu Jing-bo: “Chen Yi’s Composition and Teaching”, The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, 2007/3&4, 2008/1, Vol. 97-99, China
Guo Xin: “Organic Combination of Exact Calculation, Rhythm Combination, Motive Development and Timbre Design – combination form of musical factors of China and the West in Chen Yi’s composition Qi (Spirit)”, The New Voice of Yue-Fu, The Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, 2008/1, Vol. 99, China
Wang Wei-lian: “An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Symphony No. 3 – My Musical Journey to America”, master thesis, the Central Conservatory of Music, June 2008, Beijing, China.
Gong Xiao-ting: A Study of Chen Yi’s Four Mixed Chamber Works (100,000 Chinese words in 126 pages), doctoral dissertation in music analysis, Central Conservatory of Music, May 2008, Beijing, China.
Guo Xin: “Absorbing Western Post-Tonal Techniques in Pitch Structure: An Analysis of Chen Yi’s Woodwind Quintet and Near Distance”, Journal of the CCOM (Quarterly), No. 2, 2008, Vol. 111, May 08, Beijing, China.
Li Tao: “Analysis of the 1st Mvt of Chen Yi’s second cello concerto”, Wuhan Conservatory Journal, 1/25/2008, No. 1, 2008, Vol. 85, Wuhan, China.
Wong Hoi Yan: Recurrence as Identity in Chen Yi's Music, MM Thesis, Chinese University of Hong Kong, July, 2007.
Gong Xiao-ting: The Characteristies of and the Polyphonic Techniques in Chen Yi’s Chinese Poems for Six Girls’ Choruses, Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music Quarterly, No. 2, 2007, Vol. 107, Beijing, China (in Chinese)
Sun Qi: A Report of the First Year’s Work of the Changjiang Scholar Chen Yi in CCOM, Journal of the CCOM Quarterly, No. 2, 2007, Vol. 107, Beijing (in Chinese)
Sun Qi: The Aesthetics of Chen Yi’s Choral Work, A Thesis of CCOM Master of Arts Degree in Music Aesthetics, June, 2007, Beijing, China
Liao Sha: An Analysis on Chen Yi’s The Points for Pipa Solo, A Thesis of CCOM Master of Arts Degree in Pipa Performance, March, 2007, Beijing, China
Anne Gray: The Wold of Women in Classical Music. p.176, Word World Publications, CA. March 07,
Zhang Ning: Music as the Bridge Linking Up Cultures of the World: An Interview with Prof. Chen Yi Who Has Given a Lecture as the “Yantze River Scholars” at the CCOM, People’s Music Reviews Edition (in Chinese), Oct. 2006, Beijing, China.
Xiaoxi Wang: Uttering Her Own Voices: The Marked Individuality of Chen Yi in Her Music Compositions, People’s Music Reviews Edition (in Chinese), Oct. 2006, Beijing, China
Zhou Xiaoying & Cheng Xingwang: A Tentative Analysis of the Use of Elements in “Baban” and the Aesthetic Orientation in Chen Yi’s Chamber Music Work, People’s Music Reviews Edition (in Chinese), Oct. 2006, Beijing, China.
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee: “Unpacking Aspects of Musical Influence in Three Piano Works by Chinese Composers”, Ph. D. dissertation (Composition and Music Theory), The University of Michigan, 2006
Ian Yeung: Chen Yi and Her Choral Music: A Study of the Composer’s Ideal of Fusing Chinese Music
and Modern Western Choral Traditions, DMA dissertation, North Texas University, Oct. 2006
Li Song-wen: East-West: Chinese Elements in Chen Yi’s Compositions, Shanghai Conservatory Press (in Chinese), May 2006 [ISBN7-80692-214-8/J.207]
Komponisten der Gegenwart, Herausgegeben von Hanns-Werner Heister und Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer, 230-pages, Germany, 2006.
Roche, Lucerne Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra: “Roche Commissions – Chen Yi”, 200-page book in German and English, Roche, Switzerland, Aug. 2005.
Liu Jiang: “An Analysis of Chen Yi's Orchestral Work Momentum", 105-page dissertation, DMA degree in Orchestra Conducting from University of Nebraska-Linclon, Aug. 2005.
Sheila Melvin and Jindong Cai: "Rhapsody in Red, How Western Classical Music Became Chinese", 2004 by Algora Publishing, New York, www.algora.com, ISBN 0-87586-179-2, pp. 293, 326-327, 329.
Yayoi Uno Everett and Frederick Lau (editors): “Locating East Asia in Western Art Music”, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT 06459, ISBN 0-8195-6661-6, pp. 7, 24, 27, 31, 38, 258, 260, 29-30, 36, 231. www.wesleyan.edu/wespress.
Mark A. Radice: “Concert Music of the Twentieth Century – Its Personalities, Institutions, and Techniques”, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, ISBN 0-13-030466-2. pp. 278-282. www.prenhall.com
Joshua Kosman: “Violin Landscapes where the East and West meet” (Chen Yi Profile), San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/03.
Rebecca Billock: "Selected Intermediate Piano Pieces by Seven Women of the Twentieth Century: Marion Bauer, Germaine Tailleferre, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Sofia Gubaidulina, Emma Lou Diemer, Chen Yi, and Karen Tanaka." DMA dissertation, University of Washington, 2003, pp. 70-78.
Xiaole Li: "Chen Yi's Piano Solo Music: Chinese Aesthetics and Western Models," Ph. D. dissertation, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Aug. 2003.
Women and Music in America Since 1900, Greenwood Press, 2002, edited by Kristine Burns [ISBN 1-57356-267-X]. pp. 27, 83, 85-87, 183, 264, 410, 435, 475.
Guo Xin: "Chinese Musical Language Interpreted by Western Idioms: Fusion Process in the Instrumental Works by Chen Yi," Ph. D. dissertation, the Florida State University, School of Music, Dec. 2002.
Chen Yi: "Tradition and Creation", Current Musicology, Columbia University in the City of New York, Special Issue: Composers, ISSN 0011-3735, Dec. 2002.
Joanna Hsin-Ju Ting: "Eastern and Western Techniques in Selected Piano Works of Chen Yi," DMA lecture-recital essay, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 2002.
Sheila Melvin: "Two Composers Exchanged Vows, but Not Musical Influence", The Wall Street Journal, Leisure & Arts, D7, Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
John de Clef Piñeiro: "An Interview with Chen Yi," 7/26/2001, New Music Connoisseur, New York, 2002 <http://www.newmusicon.org/v9n4/v94chen_yi.htm>
Songwen Li: "East Meets West: Nationalistic Elements in Selected Piano Solo Works of Chen Yi", DMA Dissertation, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, May, 2001; Chapter on Baban for piano solo published on Journal of Music in China, Oct. 2001, website www.musicinchina.org
Dee Wedemeyer: "A Chinese-Born Composer and Her Own Long March", The NYT, March 27, 2001
Paul Horsley: "Woman of Two Worlds – UMKC’s Chen Yi survived China’s Cultural Revolution to become a world-famous classical composer", KC Star, 3/18/01 http://www.kcstar.com/item/pages/printer.pat,fyi/3775356f.316,.html
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, 2001, by Joanna Lee.
Allan Kozinn: “Chinese-Born Composer Wins $225,000 Ives Prize”, The New York Times, 12/21/00.
Sam Nichols: "An Interview with ChenYi", BostonMusicaViva <www.bmv.org/ChenYi.html>, 6/00.
Alan Rich: "Chen Yi & Her Second Symphony", American Symphony Orchestra League’s New American Works website www.newmusicnow.org, 7/12/99.
Irene Borger: "Interview with Chen Yi", The Force of Curiosity, CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, 1999, 1414 Sixth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, website www.alpertawards.com
Guo Xin: "Eastern and Western Techniques in Chen Yi’s Qi"; Tang Jianping: "Tradition is Alive"; Elaine Barkin: "The New Music of Chen Yi", Journal of Music In China, Oct. 1999 [ISSN 1092-1710], JMIC editor: Qinru Zhou, 1307 Barry Avenue, Suite 3, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3945, www.musicinchina.org
Xin (Sheila) Guo: Technical Innovation and Stylistic Evolution in Selected Works, 1987-1997, by Chen Yi, Master of Arts degree thesis, University of Connecticut, 1999.
Yang Yu: Today's Chinese Contemporary Music. M.A. Thesis, Mills College, 1999.
Joshua Kosman: “THRILLING MUSICAL CROSS-POLLINATION – Chen Yi’s Sparkle on CRI,
5 stars, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, May 16, 1999.
Francois Picard-Enzo Restagno: La Musica Cinese, p. 199-203, 1998 [ISBN 88-7063-377-2], E.D.T.Edizioni di Torino, 19 via Alfieri, 10121 Torino, Italy.
The International Who's Who in Music (12th ed.), 1990/91, 1994/95, 1998/99
Holly Selby: "'Her music is what she is'", The Baltimore Sun, 4/26/98
Barbara Mittler: Dangerous Tunes: The Politics of Chinese Music in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China since 1949, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1997.
Moh-Wei Chen: Myths from Afar: Chinese Myths Cantata by Chen Yi, (DMA Diss., School of Music, University of Southern California, 1997)
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