Chou Wen-chung

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Chou Wen-Chung
Chou Wen-chung, Chinese American composer of contemporary. classical music.jpg
Native name
周文中
Born(1923-07-28)July 28, 1923
Yantai, Shandong, China
DiedOctober 25, 2019(2019-10-25) (aged 96)
New York City, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States (from 1958)
EducationHarvard University (M.A.)
New England Conservatory of Music (B.A.)National Chunking University (B.S.)
Spouse
Chang Yi-An (m. 1962–2016)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Chou Wen-chung (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōu Wénzhōng; July 28, 1923 – October 25, 2019) was a Chinese American composer of contemporary classical music. He was seen as one of the first Chinese composers who tried to translate authentic oriental melo-rhythms into the terms of modern Western music.[1]

Chou died in New York City on October 25, 2019 at the age of 96.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Peter Chang, Chou Wen-Chung: the Life and Work of a Contemporary Chinese-born American Composer (Oxford, U.K: The Scarecrow Press, 2006), 34.
  2. da Fonseca-Wollheim, Corinna (October 29, 2019). "Chou Wen-chung, Composer and Calligrapher in Sound, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2019-10-30. Retrieved October 30, 2019.

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