Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music
These theses are part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The projects also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.
THE COMPOSITIONS OF CHANG-SU KOH: KOREAN DANCES, ARIRANG AND AKATONBO, PANSORI'C RHAPSODY AND SONATINE-b (2014)In this thesis, I introduce four major compositions by Chang-Su Koh: Korean Dances, Arirang and Akatonbo, Pansori’c Rhapsody and Sonatine-b. Through my analysis, I explain how Koh skillfully blends a Western style of ...
(2014)This thesis discusses four string pieces by the Korean-German composer Isang Yun that are not widely performed due to their technical and musical difficulties. Gasa and Duo were written utilizing twelve-tone techniques, ...
When concerto meets song cycle: A study of vocal influences in Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor, OP.129 with reference to his Dichterliebe, OP. 48 (2011)This thesis responds to the long-existing doubts, prejudices and mixed critical views about the value of Schumann’s Cello Concerto and his late music with new ideas and possibly answers. It focuses on analyzing influences ...
Jamaican Composers in the Classical Tradition: Three Vocal Works by Dexter, Ashbourne, and Marshall (2013-05)Classical music has been present in the Jamaica since the 18 century. The country conquered by Britain in 1655, still bears its European influence in its current culture. With a history of many cultures sharing common ...
(2012)Unsuk Chin’s (b. 1961) Alice in Wonderland is one of the most successful vocal works on the international stage. It demonstrates the depth and variety of composer’s musical idiom and combines traditional and contemporary ...