Note:This scholarly essay 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 two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:A cellist's guide to selected works by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann
Author(s):Lee, Su Yuon
Advisor(s):Taylor, Stephen
Contributor(s):Kouzov, Dmitry; Mattax Moersch, Charlotte; McDonough, Daniel
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Abstract:This scholarly essay compares selected cello works of Johannes Brahms (1865, 1886) and Robert Schumann (1849). For Brahms, Schumann was one of the greatest composers as well as his mentor. For Schumann, Brahms was a brilliant young composer and a rising star in musical society. Chapter 1 explores general features of these works, including their origin, premieres and publishing history. Chapter 2 is a comparative study of the composers’ different writing styles, comparing musical elements, including range, leaps, and articulation, as well as versions for the cello and other instruments. This study explores two of the greatest composers of the Romantic period’s cello works chronologically, from their first works for solo instrument and piano to their later music, tracing the changes in their style.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Su Yuon Lee
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-12-03

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