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康謳 KANG Ou 作曲家、音樂教育家 返回

康謳(1914-2005),音樂教育家、作曲家。出生於福建長汀。曾就讀上海美術專科學校音樂組,主修理論作曲。1949年抵臺,受聘於臺灣省立臺北師範學校(今國立臺北教育大學)音樂科。體認到當時缺乏音樂相關書籍,便著手編寫教學所需之參考書,更受邀擔任學校各階段課程標準制定委員。1974年,與許常惠等人籌組亞洲作曲家聯盟中華民國總會,並擔任第一屆理事長,舉辦多場音樂發表會、學術研討、演講等活動,為日後國際交流奠定基礎。一生奉獻於音樂教育,撰寫音樂相關書籍,1980年主編《大陸音樂辭典》,為當時具規模之工具書。他亦是位作曲家,作品呈現個人風格,不喜過度華麗的音響,代表作品為其身為客家人,焠鍊自客家元素的《客家隨想曲》、《客家協奏曲》及鋼琴變奏曲《老山歌》。

KANG Ou was born in Changting, Fujian in 1914. He was a theory and composition major in the music department at Shanghai Arts College. He moved to Taiwan with his family in 1949. He was a pioneer in Taiwan’s early music scene, devoting his life to music education. Kang wrote numerous books on music, and he was the main editor of the “Mainland China Music Dictionary.” He also had his own unique compositional style. He was not fond of excessively decadent music because he believed that aside from serving as entertainment, music should be used to educate people. Kang tried to make music approachable and easily accessible to all people. He died in Canada in 2005.