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The multi-cello ensemble writing of Laszlo Varga: a study of his arrangements for multi-cello ensemble of the Adagio con variazione for cello and orchestra by Ottorino Respighi

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meaghan Elizabeth Skogen (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Alexander Ezerman

Abstract: This is a study of the process used by Laszlo Varga to arrange music for multi-cello ensembles. It details how that process was applied to both his first arrangement for Solo Cello and 8-part Cello ensemble, and his second arrangement for Solo Cello, 8-part Cello ensemble, and Harp of the Variations for Cello and Orchestra by Ottorino Respighi. After a brief history of Varga's career, the paper discusses how he began writing for multi-cello ensembles and provides a description of his process of arranging for the genre. Next a detailed analysis of the process is provided through a study of both his first and second arrangements for multi-cello ensemble of the Variations for Cello and Orchestra by Ottorino Respighi. Musical examples are provided in support of the details examined. The document concludes with discussion of Varga's thoughts on the Cello Celebration held by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in his honor as well as the fact that his music now resides in the university's Special Collection of Cello Music, the largest collection of cello music in the world. It finishes with a discussion of Varga's goals for the future of multi-cello ensemble writing and performance.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Arranging, Cello, Laszlo Varga, Multi-Cello, Respighi, UNCG Cello Collection
Subjects
Varga, Laszlo, $d 1924-
Respighi, Ottorino, $d 1879-1936. $t Adagio con variazioni, $m violoncello, piano; $o arr
Violoncellists $z United States $v Interviews
Violoncello music $x Analysis, appreciation