Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:George Rochberg--Slow Fires Of Autumn (Ukiyo-E II) for flute and harp: A performance guide with special focus on his incorporation of Japanese artistic and musical imagery
Author(s):Yamaguchi, Ai
Advisor(s):Solis, Gabriel
Contributor(s):Keeble, Jonathan; Harris, J. David; Tharp, Reynold
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
George Rochberg
Flute and Harp
Slow Fires of Autumn
Japanese Traditional Instruments
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze George Rochberg’s application of Japanese musical and artistic imagery through an examination of his flute and harp piece, Slow Fires of Autumn (Ukiyo-EII) (1978-1979). This study synthesizes research on Rochberg’s shifting compositional aesthetic, discusses the performance techniques incorporated in the piece, and shows the connections between this composition and the seventeenth-century Japanese art genre known as Ukiyo-E, as well as Japanese traditional instruments and folk songs. This study also provides a comprehensive performance practice guide so that performers may more effectively interpret and convey these varied influences.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Ai Yamaguchi
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-11-25

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