APPLICATION OF PEKING OPERA ELEMENTS INTO PIANO MUSIC
Peking Opera not only plays a key role in traditional Chinese culture but also embodies the essence of Chinese culture. The integration of piano, a representative occidental musical instrument, with Peking Opera elements renders Chinese piano music a unique charm different than those from other countries. This research indicates that there are some differences between Chinese music and Occidental music in rhythm, expression terms, comprehension of music and many other aspects. The research was designed to elaborate how to connect the ideological connotations in both Chinese and Occidental piano music, and in other words, how to interpret the playing techniques unable to be expressed on a staff in the Occidental musical system. Based on specific piano music works and through comparative analysis method, it was discussed how Peking Opera elements are specifically applied into the piano music and how to interpret such application. The integration of piano and Peking Opera allows more people to understand this Chinese art form, which simultaneously facilitates the inheritance and development of Peking Opera music in new forms.
Melody of China, Peking Opera, clapper type, singing tune and Chinese piano music