台灣藝術家英文簡傳(8)-作曲家蕭泰然

Composer Tyzen Hsiao  

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Felicity Fei-Hsien Chiu


A note on Composer Tyzen Hsiao
(蕭泰然):

Tyzen Hsiao, born in Kaohsiung City in 1938, is a Taiwanese composer of the neo-Romantic school. Many of his vocal works incorporate poems written in Taiwanese, the mother tongue of the majority of the island's residents. His compositions stand as a musical manifestation of the Taiwanese literature movement that revitalized the island's literary and performing arts in the 1970s and 1980s.  

Hsiao moved from Taiwan to Atlanta in 1977 for both personal and political reasons. He kept composing while staying in the U.S. His rich tonal style has earned him an international reputation as " Taiwan 's Rachmaninov." His compositions include works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles, many works for solo voice, and large-scale pieces for orchestras and choirs with soloists. 



Hsiao's art songs are often performed in Taiwan and many have achieved popular status. " Taiwan the Formosa " is regarded by many as the island's true national anthem. 


Hsiao struck by heart attack in 1993 while composing “1947 Overture”. He overcome the illness by the confidence from the God and completed that composition.


He first returned to Taiwan in 1995. He was part of a wave of overseas Taiwanese who relocated to the island in response to the democratic reforms of the 1990s.  
 

His stroke in 2002 made him move to Los Angeles for recovery. He came back to Taiwan on April 11, 2008 for the his concert--Hearing the Sound of Taiwan--The Concert of collective works by Tyzen Hsiao.

 

Photo courtesy of Proud Wolf (Ken Chuang, 莊傳賢) and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.



The above information is edited by Felicity Fei-Hsien CHIU
(邱斐顯), former editor of center of web and wireless news service, the Central News Agency.

 


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