Browse Dissertations and Theses [Graduate College] - Music by Subject "Biography"

  • Power, Richard Scott (1995)
    Gyorgy Ligeti's emigration from Hungary to Austria in 1957 gave him his first chance to study serial music firsthand. After a brief period of reflection he decided that serialism was not for him, but the insights gained ...

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  • Wilson, Jeffrey Shawn (1996)
    Herbert Howells's religious choral works are generally regarded as his primary contribution to the twentieth-century English music repertoire. According to Peter John Hodgson, Howells's most representative achievements are ...

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  • Randall, James Kenneth (2004)
    My dissertation examines Kern's early work from several perspectives. I first discuss Kern's early songs within an historical context, illustrating how specific theatrical genres, the mechanics of creative collaboration, ...

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  • Hyde, Carol Shannon (1988)
    The purpose of this case study was to document and describe the process of transition in Ruth Slenczynska's musical career from concert pianist to artist-in-residence and the factors that kept her in the position for ...

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  • Carrell, Cynthia Thompson (1996)
    The Carl Busch Collection contains approximately 250 wind instruments of the early-nineteenth through the early-twentieth centuries. Perhaps the most significant of the 119 brass instruments are a set of American Civil War ...

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  • Logan, P. Bradley (1987)
    The focus of this study is to explore the components which create Edwin Fissinger's compositional style and to examine in detail a few of his original compositions. The choral music of Fissinger exhibits a style that is ...

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  • Chang, Peter M. (1995)
    The main point of Richard Waterman's theory of syncretism is that, when musical elements in two cultures are compatible, a synthesis would most likely occur. According to this, the seemingly incompatible nature of Chinese ...

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  • Gallo, Reed (2007)
    The significance of this project is quite important, as it is the first educational discussion of this magnitude on the pedagogical output of one of the leading educators and writers of trumpet technique of the Twentieth ...

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  • Ollikkala, Robert Charles (1996)
    This thesis focusses on the life and work of one of India's most famous female singers, Begum Akhtar (1914-1974). On the one hand, it provides a brief biography and a summary of her musical accomplishments; particular ...

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  • Shehab, Yaz (1996)
    This study examines the music, lives, works, and culture of Contemporary Egyptian Music and its composers. The music, sometimes referred to as Egyptian Western-influenced art music or Twentieth Century Egyptian music, ...

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  • Farquharson, Linda J. (1996)
    The Mass in D is an extension of Smyth's personality--powerful, colorful, and gifted. This thesis first queries the embryonic beginnings of Ethel Smyth, the student composer. In Chapter I, a condensed annotated chronology ...

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  • Hinkle-Turner, Anna Elizabeth (1991)
    Studies of women's achievements in western musical history have expanded considerably in the past twenty years. Little research and writing, however, has concentrated on the extensive and specific study of a selected woman ...

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  • Mantel, Sarah J. (1985)
    During his lifetime the opera-comiques of Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) were regarded as the finest and most successful examples of the genre. Boieldieu's new productions were eagerly awaited by public and musicians alike ...

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  • Melroy, Mardia (1988)
    This thesis examines the Golgotha oratorio, composed by Frank Martin at the height of his creative power. It succeeds Le Vin herbe, in which Martin reached a compositional style that satisfied him, and In Terra Pax, his ...

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  • Nettles, Darryl Glenn (1995)
    My father, Henry L. Nettles, is the possessor of a deep, rich bass voice. If given the chance he would have dedicated his life to the world of song. To a certain extent he has. However, he never achieved the acclaim and ...

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  • Hile, James William (1991)
    The purpose of the study was to document the pedagogical beliefs, knowledge, skills and understandings manifested by an exemplary band conductor--Harry Begian. Four questions guided the study: (1) What personal, educational ...

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  • Carney, Timothy Francis (1995)
    Hermann Suter's oratorio Le Laudi di San Francesco d'Assisi is a work of about seventy-minutes' duration for soloists, mixed chorus, children's chorus, orchestra, and organ. Its text, by St. Francis of Assisi, is the ...

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  • Granade, Samuel Andrew, II (2005)
    This study casts the young Harry Partch as a composer primed to tap into the nation's fascination with the Dust Bowl and migrant life. After a brief survey of the few works that currently constitute Partch scholarship, ...

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  • Zielinski, Richard Thomas (1991)
    This dissertation focusses on a broad range of topics associated with Karol Szymanowski and his Stabat Mater, opus 53. The culmination of Karol Szymanowski's compositional career occurred in his final, nationalist period, ...

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  • Jermihov, Peter (1992)
    A national musical culture is defined by its traditions. Georgy Sviridov (b. 1915) is the strongest contemporary link to Russia's great musical heritage. The perennial Russian themes run through his work in abundant clarity ...

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