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Chen Peixun, (Chan Pui-fang, b Hong Kong, 1922). Chinese composer. After studying music privately for a year in London (1937), he returned to Hong Kong as a music teacher.

Biography

Chen Peixun, (Chan Pui-fang, 1922-2007). Chinese composer. After studying music privately for a year in London (1937), he returned to Hong Kong as a music teacher. 

He studied in Shanghai (1939–41) then took teaching posts across China. In 1949 he became a professor of composition and orchestration at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, and in 1980 moved to a similar post in the Hong Kong Baptist College.

Chen made important contribution to the Chinese symphonic music of the 20th century. He composed three symphonies. No. 1 is called My Motherland, the first movement of which, entitled Aria of Snow, was used in the video game Civilization V. No. 2 is entitled Qingming Ji (Rites of Qingming). No. 3 is entitled "Mei Song Zan" (Ode to Plums and Pines).

Some of his piano works are also very popular with Chinese pianists. Frequently played are Hantian Lei (Thunder in Dryness) and Mai Zahuo (The Street Vendor), arranged from Cantonese folk melodies. 

In 2007, Chen Peixun died in Shenzhen.

 

Chen Peixun
Information
Info: Chinese composer
Index: 8.2
Type: Person Male
Period: 1922.1.15 - 2007.2.25
Age: aged 85
Area :China
Occupation :Composer
Periods :Modernist Music

Artist

Update Time:2021-09-19 15:46 / 2 years, 6 months ago.