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:The development of folk elements in George Enescu's violin works with an emphasis on Violin Sonata no. 3
Author(s):Malaimare, Ion-Alexandru
Advisor(s):Haken, Rudolf
Contributor(s):Milenkovich, Stefan; Mattax Moersch, Charlotte; Taylor, Stephen
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
violin sonata
Romanian music
Twentieth century
violin technique
Abstract:The purpose of my project is to provide an analysis of the usage of folk elements in one of the standard twentieth-century violin sonatas, George Enescu’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25. His last work in this particular genre, Sonata No. 3 is one of the representative works into which Enescu integrated Romanian folk styles and tunes. My aim is to examine the fiddle tunes and styles quoted and integrated into the Sonata, while focusing on the specific violinistic techniques required. I will provide an explanation of the techniques and show how each one of them can be achieved and properly executed. I hope that my research will benefit musicians—especially classical violinists—who are not familiar with Romanian folk music for the violin.
Issue Date:2021
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Ion-Alexandru Malaimare
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-10-29

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