Browse Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music by Title

  • Meng, Wuna (2015)
    This project provides a case study of cross-cultural music by examining recent piano works of two Asian-American composers born after 1970: the Chinese-American Lei Liang and the Japanese-American Ken Ueno. The compositions ...

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  • Chien, Meng-Chun (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Sigismond Thalberg (1812-1871), was a Swiss-born virtuoso pianist, one of the most famous keyboard artists of the nineteenth century. Often compared to Franz Liszt, Thalberg gave recitals in m any cities in ...

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  • Chair, Siu Chung (2017)
    While Sir Malcolm Arnold is widely celebrated as a film score and symphonic composer, his wide range of instrumental solo works are relatively unknown to many. In fact, Arnold’s clarinet works were created in close ...

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  • Morse, Barry Ray (University of Illinois, 2016)
    Imagine strolling through a garden that not only is designed with the usual sights, scents and (tactile) sensations but that also whispers and sings, and which, if you are so inclined, will communicate musically with you: ...

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  • Klobnak, Zachary A. (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-07-12)
    Rolande Falcinelli (1920-2006) enjoyed a remarkable and multi-faceted career as pedagogue, church organist, recitalist, improviser, and composer. She was professeur d’orgue at the Conservatoire National Supérieur ...

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  • Lam, Ieng Ieng (University of Illinois, 2015-05)
    Along with Alfred Schnittke and Edison Denisov, Gubaidulina is now acknowledged as one the most influential Russian composers of the post-Stalin generation, and the only one still alive. Her works include a viola concerto, ...

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  • Jung, Sung Won (University of Illinois, 2015-04)
    In the mid-twentieth century, composers began to experiment with aleatoric composition in an effort to challenge conventional understandings of the relationship between the composer and the performer. Composers of the New ...

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  • Li, Yuting (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    This research paper focuses on two minimalist-influenced composers’ film music: Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) and Für Alina (1976), both used in the movie Gerry (2002), and Philip Glass’s music ...

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  • Stingley, Mark (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Herwig Reiter's 5 Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Nietzsche has not received the scholarly examination which it warrants. After a copy of the score was sent to me by good friend and colleague Professor Walter Moore, ...

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  • DelGiorno, Nichol E. (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Johann Ulrich Steigleder’s Tabulatur Buch darinnen daß Vatter unser auff 2, 3, und 4 Stimmen Componirt, und Viertzig mal Variit würdt, auch bey ieder Variatio ein sonderlicher bericht zufinden. Auff Orgeln, und allen ...

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  • Wang, Molin (University of Illinois, 2016)
    This doctoral paper analyzes Leo Ornstein’s Piano Sonata No. 5, A Biography in Sonata Form. It supports a doctoral project recital that featured this composition. Research questions guided the investigation with the aim ...

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  • Lee, Eun Yung (University of Illinois, 2015-05)
    This study examines two sets of Martinů’s early compositions for solo piano. An introduction deals with Martinů’s historical background and a review of the literature about his life and music. Martinů’s life and stylistic ...

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  • Shim, Sunhye (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2011)
    The purpose of this study is to introduce two Korean women composers who are actively working in the United States and their compositions which are based on Korean traditional tunes into several compositions like Nil-lili, ...

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  • Chen, Moye (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Tobias Picker (1954- ), currently the Artistic Director of the Tulsa Opera, has also served as Artistic Consultant of the New York City Opera. As a composer, Picker is noted primarily for his operas. His works ...

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  • Yang, Jee Won (University of Illinois, 2017)
    Though less well known today than most of his contemporaries, the English composer Sir Arnold Bax (1883-­‐1953) wrote a wealth of beautiful and ...

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  • Kim, Hyunkyung (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) is an Estonian composer who has created his own compositional technique called tintinnabuli. This research focuses on the application of tintinnabuli in three of Pärt’s works for violin ...

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  • Lin, Meng-Hua (University of Illinois, 2015-05)
    The goal of this project is to provide an overview of three piano sonatas by one of the most distinguished American composers, Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961). Considered intimately related to the Classical-Romantic traditions, ...

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  • Chiu, Ting-Ya (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-04)
    This thesis explores the solo cello music of Swedish-born Finnish composer Einar Englund (1916-1999), specifically his Suite for Cello (The Last Island). Starting with a general survey of the Finnish solo cello ...

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  • Neacsu, Cristian (University of Illinois, 2016)
    Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is universally considered one of the most significant essays in the genre. Though much has already been written and explored, this project investigates the stylistic influences of the French ...

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  • Stiehl, Martha H. (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Four Marian Antiphons - Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Caelorum, Regina Caéli, and Salve Regina - are plainchants written approximately during the twelfth century for use at the close of Compline in the ...

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