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李泰祥 LI Tai-Xiang 作曲家、通俗歌曲作曲家 返回

李泰祥(1941-2014),作曲家、通俗歌曲創作者。出生於臺東馬蘭。小學時,透過林福裕體認到音樂的魅力。初中時與陳港清學習小提琴。1956年,進入國立臺灣藝術專科學校(今國立臺灣藝術大學)美術印刷科就讀,後轉入音樂科主修小提琴,其後深受許常惠影響。畢業後曾於臺東教書5年,爾後再度回到臺北。1970年代中期,流行樂壇經歷校園歌曲之風潮,李泰祥決心以改革通俗音樂為志業,譜寫代表歌曲〈一條日光大道〉、〈橄欖樹〉、〈你是我所有的回憶〉等。更開始思索、探討傳統與創新之議題,創作高峰集中於1979-1985年,如《太虛吟》、《氣、斷、流》、《生民》等,1981年更以《名劍風流》獲得金馬獎最佳原作音樂獎。1997年,獲吳三連藝術獎,隔年飽受帕金森氏症之苦,但卻展現毅力,仍有作品問世。

LI Tai-Xiang was born in Malan, Taitung in 1941. He was mesmerized by the music played by his elementary school teacher, Lin Fu-Yu. In junior high school, he met a teacher named Chen Gang-Qing, who quickly fostered Li’s violin talents. In 1956, Li began his studies at National Taiwan University of Arts as a fine arts printing major. He eventually transferred to the music department and became a violin major. Hsu Tsang-Houei became his spiritual guru and changed his entire life. He taught in his hometown of Taitung for five years after graduating, and then went back to Taipei to develop his career. He was awarded a Wu San-Lien Award, as well as a Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Song for “The Sword of Romance.” He died in Xindian on Jan. 2, 2014.