Newspaper article China Post

Tyzen Hsiao Honored and Remembered in LA

Newspaper article China Post

Tyzen Hsiao Honored and Remembered in LA

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Tyzen Hsiao ([...]), one of Taiwan's most renowned symphonic composers, was honored posthumously by a commendation presented by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Representative Steve C.C. Hsia on behalf of President Ma Ying-jeou, in Los Angeles, yesterday.

Hsiao, who died on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles, was known as "Taiwan's Rachmaninoff." He was 77.

His musical success included both his work as a pianist and composer. Hsiao is best known for his "Formosa Symphony, Ode to Yu-shan," and "The 1947 Overture." The song "Taiwan the Formosa," which is heard in "The 1947 Overture," has been referred to as Taiwan's unofficial national anthem.

According to a report by the Central News Agency, the memorial service in Los Angeles included solemn orchestrations of Hsiao's work, including "The Beautiful Country," "Father's Pen" and "Walk from the Valley of Death." The service was attended by dignitaries including TECO Representative Hsia and Taiwan Academy Director Chi Tung-yang ([. …

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