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Costa Rican Composer Benjamín Gutiérrez and his Piano Works 2008 10832 The purpose of this study is to research the life and work of Costa Rican composer Benjamín Gutiérrez (b.1937), with particular emphasis on his solo piano works. Although comprised of a small number of pieces, his piano output is an excellent represe...
1959 Jazz: A Historical Study and Analysis of Jazz and Its Artists and Recordings in 1959 2008 13046 Towards the end of the 1950s, about halfway through its nearly 100-year history, jazz evolution and innovation increased at a faster pace than ever before. By 1959, it was evident that two major innovative styles and many sub-styles of the major prev...
Beyond third stream: Henry Martin's Preludes and Fugues for solo piano 2009 8880 Composed over a ten-year period from 1990 to 2000 and lasting just over two hours, the jazz-tinged Preludes and Fugues of Henry Martin (b. 1950) constitute a significant contribution to the contemporary piano repertoire. Composer, theorist, and piani...
Enumerating indeterminacy 2009 1663 In much of the indeterminate music composed in the 1950s and 60s, the roles of the composer and performer are blurred, the performer having been given control over musical elements previously dictated solely by the composer. Often, decisions must be...
Nikolai Kapustin’s Ten bagatelles, op. 59 2013 19852 Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937) has written a considerable body of repertoire for solo piano, but he was largely unknown and much of his music was inaccessible in the West until the early 2000s. His Ten Bagatelles, Op. 59 (1991) are virtu...
The 1927 Longwood Sketches of Firmin Swinnen: Replica of a Scenic Film Score 2013 5203 In his Longwood Sketches: Suite for Organ in Four Parts (Theodore Presser, 1927), Belgian-American organist Firmin Swinnen provides the vicarious traveler with an aural travelogue of gunpowder magnate Pierre S. du Pont's Longwood Gardens outside Kenn...
Symmetry and retrospect: a stylistic and analytical review of Three Works for Solo Piano by Einojuhani Rautavaara 2020 420 Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928 – 2016) is one of Finland’s most well-known composers. He is widely respected for his compositions in the genres of opera, symphony, and vocal works, yet he has a significant body of work for solo piano that goes mostly un...
Pianist and composer Robert Casadesus: Huit Études, Opus 28 and Toccata, Opus 40 2012 4165 Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) was a world-renowned French concert pianist. His brilliant, fifty-year career took him to all corners of the world. Much has been written about his life and his enormous contribution, as a pianist and pedagogue, to the pi...
Ernst von Dohnányi’s Winterreigen, Op. 13 2015 3307 This document examines Ernst von Dohnányi's Winterreigen suite, Op. 13, a set of ten short character pieces for solo piano, composed in 1905. Dohnányi's musical and compositional background is considered, along with the immediate historical context o...
Pedagogical and performance guide of Lera Auerbach’s Images from childhood, op. 52 2019 286 The purpose of this study is to provide a pedagogical and performance guide for Lera Auerbach’s Images from Childhood, Op. 52, a collection of twelve intermediate character pieces for the piano. This work, Auerbach’s homage to Schumann’s Kinderszenen...
The violin works of Joaquin Nin: a catalogue and violinistic perspective 2013 3796 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 knowledg...
A pedagogical reference guide and performance analysis of Bagatelles, Op. 34 by Jean Sibelius 2021 23 The aim of this treatise is to offer a pedagogical reference guide and performance analysis for Bagatelles, Op. 34, a set of ten short piano pieces by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) composed between 1914 and 1916. While the eighth piece of the set, “Joueu...
Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834) and his piano music 1995 107 The document explores the life and selected piano music of Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834), the early nineteenth-century pianist, composer and close associate of Robert Schumann. Schuncke was one of the founding members of the Neue Zeitschrift fiir Musik...
The teaching and artistic legacy of French-born pianist Daniel Ericourt 1993 82 The principal objective of this study was to investigate the professional career of French-born pianist Daniel Ericourt (born 1903) and, more specifically, to explore Ericourt's contributions as artist-in-residence at The University of North Carolina...
A study of selected piano works by Tobias Picker 2019 199 Since his birth on July 18, 1954, Tobias Picker was destined to be a musician and composer of the highest rank. He learned to garner the spurts of energy that come with his Tourette’s Syndrome into his piano compositions starting at the early age of ...
A study of Franz Liszt’s Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” 2021 10 Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,” S. 180 is one of Franz Liszt’s most significant but understudied piano works. Written after Liszt joined the Third Order of Saint Francis and during a time of deep personal tragedy, this composition refl...