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The aestheticization of tradition: professional Afroperuvian musicians, cultural reclamation, and artisitc interpretation
For the last two decades, professional Afroperuvian musicians have had to ask themselves how to best maintain the musical legacy they inherited from an earlier generation of individuals who were invested in the rescue of ...
The alfabeto song in print, 1610-ca. 1665: Neopolitan roots, Roman codification, and "Il gusto popolare"
The focus of this dissertation is the widespread practice of annotating vocal music with a tablature system known as alfabeto, a shorthand notational method related to basso figurato that uses alphabetical letters and ...
Gray sky II: for brass quintet and tape
GRAY SKY II is composed for Brass Quintet and Tape in one movement. The composition is approximately fourteen minutes in duration. A primary feature of this piece is the live interaction between the acoustic brass instruments ...
Walter Piston's Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra: thematic and motivic transformation, style, and violinistic issues
Walter Piston’s Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra is shown to be a musically accessible and technically idiomatic work that is pedagogically beneficial as a preparation for later study of the Sibelius, Brahms, and ...
The concept of fantasie in two versions of the Carmen fantasie: Sarasate and Waxman
The intention of this study is to show how the fantasia concept is developed in two different versions of the Carmen Fantasie for violin and orchestra, which stem from the original Carmen opera by Bizet. Specifically, I ...
The uses and aesthetics of musical borrowing in Erik Satie's humoristic piano suites, 1913-1917
By positioning well-known existing pieces in new and sometimes contradictory musical surroundings, Erik Satie’s musical borrowings offer a fresh perspective on traditions and stereotypes in society and in music, both ...