Đỗ Nhuận

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Đỗ Nhuận (December 10, 1922 in Hải Dương – May 18, 1991 in Hanoi) was a Vietnamese classical composer. He is known for the first homegrown Vietnamese opera - Cô Sao "Miss Sao." This and other more-or-less revolutionary themed musicals were premiered by the VNOB at the Hanoi Opera House.[1] During the late 60s he was highly critical of the "pop" music of songwriters in the South such as Phạm Duy.[2] He was later General Secretary of the Vietnam Musicians' Association.[3] He was a recipient of the Hồ Chí Minh Prize.

Works[edit]

Operas

  • Cô Sao ('Miss Sao') Hanoi 1965, restaged as A Sao 1976.[4]
  • Người tạc tượng ('The Sculptor') Hanoi 1971
  • Nguyễn Trãi (life of Nguyễn Trãi) Hanoi 1980.
Songs
  • Việt Nam - Trung Hoa (越南—中华) (Đỗ Nhuận) - 1966 sung by Trần Dũng

See also[edit]

Coincidentally an earlier Đỗ Nhuận, in 1470, during the reign of Lê Thánh Tông (1442–1497) was one of two members of the National Academy entrusted with the task of studying Chinese music and its methods with a view to adapting it to the Vietnamese forms.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modern and contemporary dance "In the following year this new institution presented the first truly homegrown Vietnamese opera - Cô Sao ('Miss Sao') by composer Đỗ Nhuận marked the first successful attempt to integrate rural Vietnamese folk melodies into the western .."
  2. ^ SERAS: Volume 27 Association for Asian Studies. Southeast Conference - 2006 "1969... In this article Đỗ Nhuận assures his audience that the people of the South detest Pham Duy's reactionary music, and listen to it only because it is being forced upon them through the media controlled by the American puppet regime."
  3. ^ British Broadcasting Corporation. Summary of world broadcasts: Far East: Part 3 Monitoring Service - 1983 "On behalf of the congress participants, Comrade Do Nhuan, General Secretary of the Vietnam Musicians' Association, then read a report, in which he pointed out the achievements in musical composition and popularization over the past 20 ."
  4. ^ Thông tấn xã Việt Nam, Vietnam. Bộ văn hóa và thông tin - 2004 ".. Canadian conductor and VNOB instrumentalists. historical revolutionary opera composed by Đỗ Nhuận was staged and directed by Van Hai (in 1976 it was re-staged by director Van Ha with a new title "A Sao")."
  5. ^ An introduction to Vietnam Vietnam. Bộ ngoại giao - 1969 "Later, in 1470, during the reign of Le Thanh Ton. two members of the National Academy, Tran Nhan Trung and Do Nhuan. were entrusted with the task of studying Chinese music and its methods with a view to adapting it to the Vietnamese."

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