Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:ISANG YUN’S SIM TJONG AND THE TRADITIONAL OPERA, SIMCHEONGGA: UPDATING THE KOREAN PANSORI TRADITION
Author(s):Cho, Eunhae
Contributor(s):Professor Jerold Siena; Alwes, Chester L.; Browning, Zack; Moersch, Charlotte Mattax
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:m
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Isang
Yun
music
Korea
Korean
opera
Sim: Tjong
Simcheongga
pansori
Geographic Coverage:Korea
Abstract:Abstract This study of Isang Yun’s opera, Sim Tjong (1971-72) approaches the work from historical, cultural, and analytical perspectives and offers performance suggestions to those wishing to stage the opera. As a Korean exile living in post-World War II Germany, Yun mixes elements of traditional Korean culture and East Asian philosophy with the musical language of Western art music. Sim Tjong was derived from the pansori work, Simcheongga, which is a classic tale of filial piety and self-sacrifice. In order to stage a successful performance of this multicultural work, one must have an understanding of the historical origins of the tale of Sim Cheong, the East Asian philosophical systems that inform the plot (including Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism), and the musical system through which pansori performers create their performances. My historical and cultural examination of the Sim Cheong tale and the pansori tradition will help future performers craft thoughtful performances that remain true to the traditional Korean elements that Yun carefully included.
Issue Date:2015
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Cho, Eunhae. ISANG YUN’S SIM TJONG AND THE TRADITIONAL OPERA, SIMCHEONGGA: UPDATING THE KOREAN PANSORI TRADITION. Scholarly essay submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2015.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/78825
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-29


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