Art and history go hand in hand: The evolution of Chinese national vocal music from the Yan'an period to reform and opening up




History, National Vocal Music, Yan'An Period, In The Early Days of The Founding of New China, Reform and Opening Up, Development History


The Yan'an area was an important base for China's revolution. It was also in Yan'an that the Chinese Communist Party brought a lot of political and theoretical knowledge to the local people and created a lot of artistic forms, one of which was vocal music. Driven by the "Red Gene," the work of the Red Army in the Yan'an area became smoother, and they communicated with the local people on a spiritual level through vocal works. In the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the development of the times and social changes, the public aesthetic concept has also quietly developed and changed, which has had a great impact on the development of national vocal music: the creation of a large number of excellent national vocal works to glorify the new era; the performance of both the traditional singing bright and sweet and Western Bel canto singing transparent and round. In terms of education, a large number of national vocal educators such as Jin Tielin, Zou Wenqin, Ma Qiuhua, etc. They have established a perfect education and training system and complete singing skills. This Paper discusses the development of national vocal music and analyzes the important breakthroughs and achievements in the field of national vocal music in three stages, and composes the characteristics of national vocal music development itself, and analyzes and researches the various factors affecting it, so that we can think of danger in peace and create glory again.


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How to Cite

Cui, Z., & Chen, C. (2023). Art and history go hand in hand: The evolution of Chinese national vocal music from the Yan’an period to reform and opening up. Herança, 6(1), 39–50.