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蕭而化 XIAO Er-Hua 作曲家、音樂教育家 返回

蕭而化(1906-1985),作曲家、音樂教育家。出生於江西萍鄉。從小喜歡作畫,也喜自學各種樂器,包括琵琶、南胡、月琴、簫、笛等。1925年,進入立達學園就讀,以西方藝術、音樂等新文藝為主要課程內容,蕭而化也就是在此開始接受基礎西洋美術與音樂訓練。1946年遊臺時,在時任省立師範學院(今國立臺灣師範大學)院長李季谷力邀下,協助創設音樂系,後擔任主任,成為培養本土音樂人才的最高學府。在其作曲領域,亦造就不少知名作曲家,包括馬水龍、盧炎等人。他也曾為多所學校創作校歌,經由歌唱推動,全面影響臺灣的音樂活動。其著作更是突破了傳統編譯教材的方式,著有《和聲學》、《現代音樂》等書,影響莘莘學子深遠,為戰後音樂教育界影響力最重要的音樂家之一。

XIAO Er-Hua was born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi in 1906. He enjoyed painting from an early age and was interested in learning a variety of musical instruments, including the pi’pa, yueqin, sanxian, xiao and dizi. He was the chief editor of the monthly periodical “Music Education.” Xiao contributed quite a lot to music education in Taiwan. He established National Taiwan Normal University’s Music Department, setting the groundwork to nurture and train musicians in Taiwan. His book, “Modern Music,” was the first book published in Taiwan about modern music theory. Xiao died in 1985.