The violin works of Joaquin Nin: a catalogue and violinistic perspective

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mildred "Mili" Fernández (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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John Salmon

Abstract: The amount of works for violin by Spanish composers is vast, varied and unfortunately, largely a mystery. There are many pieces that should be part of the standard violin repertoire, but are not simply because of lack of exposure and lack of knowledge about them. The violin and piano works of Joaquín Nin y Castellanos (1879-1949) are one of many such examples. In addition to providing a brief biography and overview of Nin's general musical ideas and compositional style, this document contains an extended catalogue with all the available information on his violin works. This includes composition dates, running times, dedications, origins, stylistic characteristics, as well as violin specific difficulties and details for anyone interested in playing the pieces. At the end of the catalogue is also included a brief ranking of the pieces in order of difficulty. The pieces are all very varied in character, length and complexity, so included in the list are also performance placement suggestions. It is my hope that by providing this comprehensive document about Joaquín Nin's violin music, it can not only serve as an incentive and useful source for anyone interested in learning the pieces, but also as a foundation which future researchers can build upon.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
Joaquín Nin, Show pieces, Song transcriptions, Spanish music, Unknown repertoire, Violin
Nin, Joaqui´n, $d 1879-1949 $v Thematic catalogs
Composers $z Spain
Violin music $y 20th century $x Analysis, appreciation

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