Browse School of Music by Contributor "Syer, Katherine R."
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The allure of Beethoven's "Terzen-Ketten": third-chains in studies by Nottebohm and music by Brahms (2011-08-25)My primary argument concerns Brahms’s use of a specific musical resource: chains of thirds or “Terzen-Ketten” as this device is sometimes described in the original sources. Brahms used third-chains in various ways as a ...
Der Ring des Nibelungen in the New World: the American performance and reception of Wagner's Cycle, 1850-1903 (2014-09-16)Given the central position of Wagner’s operas in art music culture over the past century and a half, the performance and reception of his works in various national contexts has received—and continues to receive—considerable ...
(2010-01-06)Since its composition in 1939, Xian Xinghai’s (1905-1945) Yellow River Cantata has nearly exclusively remained the province of Chinese choral groups. In large measure, the failure of the work to make significant inroads ...
(2014-05-30)This dissertation explores the art and interpretative aesthetics of the Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951), as preserved in his sound recordings and, subsidiarily, in his writings. Emphasis is given to issues ...
(2018-06-11)This dissertation examines and analyses the evolution of Mahler's Tenth Symphony. By establishing and comparing different stages of composition, harmonic and structural implications of each phase are brought to light. ...