Identification of Comparative Song Recital Formats, with a Lecture-Recital Demonstrating a Literary Approach

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Robin Lynne Frye (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Janita Byars

Abstract: This thesis examines principles of art song recital programming. It acknowledges predictions for the demise of the recital and identifies persons and organizations working to prevent that demise and rejuvenate the art form. It gives an overview of recital formats from which recitalists might choose, with sample programs as examples. The writer analyzes the design of the sample programs, with particular attention to the theme recital. Principles of repertoire selection and program construction follow. The writer discusses her lecture-recital as an example of a literary approach, with settings of Shakespeare and Dickinson texts. The writer makes a case for saving the song recital, notes its unique value, and closes with a summary of consideration for recitalists to keep in mind.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
Recital Programming, Recital, Art form, Recital formats, Recitalists, Theme Recitals, Repertoire selection, Lecture-recital,

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