Leo Kraft's Three fantasies for flute and piano: a perfomer's analysis

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Konstantza Chernov (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Douglass

Abstract: The Doctoral Performance and Research submitted by Konstantza Chernov, under the direction of Dr. James Douglass at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Musical Arts, consists of the following: I. Chamber Recital, Sunday, April 27, 2008, UNCG: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello in Bb Major, op. 11 (Ludwig van Beethoven)Sonatine for Flute and Piano (Henri Dutilleux) Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major (César Franck) II. Chamber Recital, Monday, November 17, 2008, UNCG: Sonata for Violin and Piano in g minor (Claude Debussy)El Poema de una Sanluqueña, op. 28 (Joaquin Turina)Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, op. 13 (Gabriel Fauré)III. Chamber Recital, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, UNCG: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) The Planets, op. 32: Uranus, The Magician (Gustav Holst) The Planets, op. 32: Neptune, The Mystic (Gustav Holst) Fantasie-tableaux (Suite #1), op. 5 (Sergei Rachmaninoff) IV. Lecture-Recital, Thursday, October 28, 2010, UNCG: Fantasy for Flute and Piano (Leo Kraft) Second Fantasy for Flute and Piano (Leo Kraft) Third Fantasy for Flute and Piano (Leo Kraft) V. Document: Leo Kraft's Three Fantasies for Flute and Piano: A Performer's Analysis. (2010) 111 pp. This document is a performer's analysis of Leo Kraft's Fantasy for Flute and Piano (1963), Second Fantasy for Flute and Piano (1997), and Third Fantasy for Flute and Piano (2007). It is the first published analytical examination of the three fantasies. The aim of the current study is to provide a deeper understanding of Leo Kraft's three fantasies for flute and piano, as well as to create an opportunity for further exposure and appreciation of these works. The procedure used by the author is a structural and descriptive analysis of the elements of music and of the compositional techniques used in these pieces. Additionally, an interview with Kraft was conducted and included as an appendix, which provides a more general context through a firsthand glimpse into the life and thoughts of the composer. The First Fantasy is Kraft's first 12-tone work, and is constructed on two principles, juxtaposition and expansion/contraction. The Second Fantasy is in a free chromatic style and is more developed than the First Fantasy. It is built upon the development and ultimate resolution of dyadic conflicts. The Third Fantasy, also a free-chromatic work, is nevertheless more diatonic than the Second Fantasy. It is built upon two superimposed chords and triple counterpoint. As the works are of the same genre, but were written decades apart, this investigation can help illuminate general style tendencies pertinent to Leo Kraft's compositional life.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Kraft, Leo. $tFantasies, $mflute, piano $x Criticism and interpretation.
Flute and piano music $xAnalysis, appreciation.

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