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

  • Choi, Eun Hae (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    Amy Beach (1867-1944) was the first successful female composer and concert pianist in America, who challenged prejudices against women composers in the late nineteenth century by writing music in large ...

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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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  • Ashe, Whitney (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This document addresses the musical and professional development that pianist and composer Chick Corea underwent between the years 1964-1971. The recordings examined in this document demonstrate how Corea assimilated ...

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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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  • Yang, Chuanqi (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    This thesis focuses on the development of Chinese piano music from 1936 to 1976.The first part explores various cultural, social, and political influences that shaped this development over forty years. As a historical ...

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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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  • Kim, Yunhee (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020)
    This study discusses the following compositions for solo piano by Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Three Mazurkas, Op. 29 (1906) and selected pieces from the Twenty-Five Preludes, Op. 30 (1907). L ...

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