畫中人 (Man in the Painting) – for Piano

Man in the Painting – for Piano Music by Yi-Chen Chiang (06/01/2019) Piano by Shevaun Chen Description: The piece is based on and describes Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1890). The story is about that the…

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Man in the Painting – for Piano

Music by Yi-Chen Chiang (06/01/2019)
Piano by Shevaun Chen

Description:

The piece is based on and describes Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1890). The story is about that the young and handsome guy Gray saw his own portrait and fell in love with his own beauty, and he wanted to keep his youthful beauty forever at any cost—even if it was killing people. Gray’s wish came true, and he remained as young and handsome as he had been when he was twenty. But the man in the painting is quietly growing old and ugly, and the bloody hands are full of Gray’s evil thoughts and crimes…

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a representative work of decadent literature at the end of the nineteenth century. Wilde depicted how human nature sinks into darkness step by step in a life of vanity and emptiness, and finally leads to self-destruction. I hope through the piano piece “Man in the Painting”, listeners can feel Wilde’s delicate and sharp writing and background, and achieve a chilling and profound sense of caution.

Concert Information:

Yi-Chen Chiang Composition Recital “Topology”
Hwai-Jen Auditorium
Wednesday Evening
05/20/2020
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Music Department, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

《畫中人》- 給鋼琴獨奏

作曲:江宜臻
鋼琴演出:陳善朗

樂曲解說:

本曲取材並描述自王爾德(Oscar Wilde, 1854–1900)的小說《道林格雷的畫像》(The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1890)。其內容在講述,年輕俊美的格雷看到自己的畫像,就愛上了自己的俊美,他不計任何代價要永遠留住青春美貌——即使是殺人滅口,也在所不惜。格雷的願望實現了,多少年過去,他始終像二十歲時那麼年輕、那麼俊美。但畫中人卻悄悄變老、變醜,血淋淋的雙手寫滿格雷的邪念與罪行⋯⋯

《道林格雷的畫像》是十九世紀末頹廢派文學的代表作,王爾德描繪人性在浮華虛空的生活中,如何步步沈淪走向黑暗,終至自取毀滅的過程。希望藉由「畫中人」一曲,能讓聽者感受到王爾德細膩而犀利的筆觸與底蘊,並達到不寒而慄、深沈的警世意味。

演出資訊:

江宜臻應用音樂畢業音樂會《拓樸》
輔仁大學懷仁廳
2020 年 5 月 20 日(三)
19 時 20 分開場、19 時 30 分開演
輔仁大學音樂學系

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