Willis, Andrew

UNCG

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An Amalgam of Chilean Folk and Art Music: 12 Tonadas de carácter popular chileno by Pedro Humberto Allende 2008 4545 Pedro Humberto Allende (1885-1959), a pioneer in the development of contemporary music in Chile, was one of the most significant Chilean composers and a distinguished pedagogue, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist during the first half of the twentieth...
A synthesis of modern and Brazilian elements: an investigation of Variantes e Toccata Opus 15a by Marlos Nobre 2009 4007 Marlos Nobre (b. 1939), one of the most important composers of contemporary music in Brazil, always fought against labels to define his aesthetic orientation. While resisting the idea of being considered a nationalist composer, Nobre admitted that a ...
A brief analysis of Martin Amlin's keyboard works: a personal case study in informing performance 2009 1281 Composer and pianist Martin Amlin has received numerous awards and grants for his varied compositions. He has written works for solo piano, piano duet, organ, chamber music, orchestra, solo instrument, voice, and chorus. With such a litany of works, ...
The Lister-Sink method: a holistic approach to injury-preventive piano technique 2009 10730 Despite an increasing awareness among pianists, the problem of playing-related injuries has remained common. In spite of the abundance of seminars and workshops on healthful piano technique, very few methods or systems of teaching injury-preventive t...
Isang Yun's musical bilingualism: serial technique and Korean elements in Fünf Stücke für Klavier (1958) and his later piano works 2012 6755 Isang Yun (1917-1995) was a Korean composer residing in Germany after 1957. Reflecting his musical training in both the East and West, Yun's music integrates serial techniques with elements of Korean traditional music. Yun's piano music merits attent...
Cross-cultural synthesis in Chen Qigang's piano composition Instants d'un opéra de pékin 2012 3000 The Chinese-born French composer Chen Qigang's solo piano composition Instants d'un Opéra de Pékin (Moments from a Peking Opera) demonstrates the fruitful interaction of traditional Chinese musical practices with modern Western compo...
The development and application of keyboard fingering principles in the music of J. S. Bach and C. P. E. Bach: an analysis in comparison with modern approaches to fingering, and the utilization of the J. C. Bach-Ricci Method for nurturing a versatile technique in the early stages of study 2014 3220 This study seeks to deduce principles of fingering practiced by keyboardists in eighteenth-century Germany as developed from, and as an improvement upon, earlier practices, to assess the benefits of these principles in comparison with representative ...
Chinese and Western elements in contemporary Chinese composer Zhou Long’s works for solo piano Mongolian Folk-Tune Variations, Wu Kui, and Pianogongs 2014 2622 Zhou Long is a Chinese American composer who strives to combine traditional Chinese musical techniques with modern Western compositional ideas. His three piano pieces, "Mongolian Folk-Tune Variations", "Wu Kui", and "Pianogongs" each display his synt...
Assai: historical contexts of a contested musical term 2017 52 This study seeks to establish the feasibility of assai as a moderating term in more cases than is typically assumed. Since evidence of concurrent competing definitions for the term assai exists from the mid- to late-18th century, understanding and pu...
Forging a performance practice for Debussy’s Douze Études: a historical and analytical approach 2017 26 This document integrates discussions of historical and analytical findings to support a performance practice surrounding Debussy’s Douze Études (1915). Historical observations are used to build comparative relationships between the compositional tech...