Xian Xinghai biography

Xian Xinghai

Composer

1905 – 1945

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Who was Xian Xinghai?

Xian Xinghai was one of the earliest generation of Chinese composers influenced by western classical music and has influenced generations of Chinese musicians. Although he composed in all the major musical forms, he is best known for his Yellow River Cantata upon which the Yellow River Concerto for piano and orchestra is based.

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Born
Jun 13, 1905
Macau
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Education
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Lived in
  • Beijing
  • Paris
Died
Oct 30, 1945
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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