Browse Doctoral Project Theses [Option 2] - Music by Subject "analysis"

  • Chen, Pin-Hua (University of Illinois, 2016)
    The American composer John Anthony Lennon (b. 1950) established his reputation in the saxophone community through his early works including Distances Within Me (1979) and the Symphonic Rhapsody (1984). He is an active ...

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  • Pak, Sunyeong (University of Illinois, 2017)
    This paper provides a detailed background and context for understanding Harrison Birtwistle’s interest in ritual and musical theatre, along with a comprehensive analysis of Cortege that references Ritual Fragment ...

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  • Chiang, Po-Chuan (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-12)
    This thesis explores Issay Dobrowen’s (1891 - 1953) piano composition style in Preludes Op.1 (1912) and Piano Sonatas Op. 5a (1914) and Op. 5b (1925). The focus is on the harmony, form, rhythm, texture, and ...

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  • Gardner, Jason Phillip (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Paul Dooley is a composer whose growing body of repertoire for the wind band has been gaining consistent recognition. His compositions have received positive critical reviews, won several awards, and are consistently ...

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  • Wu, Tzu Hsin (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The purpose of this study is to investigate Franz Liszt’s Marian settings of six selected piano works, in order to explore and to offer insights into Liszt’s religious perception through an overview and a comparison ...

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  • Vasiljevic, Dimitrije (School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017-04-18)
    The goal of this thesis is to examine the contrapuntal jazz piano techniques of several reputable players known for the use of counterpoint in their ...

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  • Lim, Hana (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    John Corigliano remains a leading composer of twentieth-century American music. While many of his works are acclaimed, his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra is less well known than his other concerti. This project ...

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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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  • Cyzak, David J. (University of Illinois, 2016)
    This thesis provides an analysis and performance guide to Vinko Globokar’s solo oboe work Atemstudie. As both of Globokar’s oboe works—Discours III for five oboes (1969) and Atemstudie for solo oboe (1971)—were written for ...

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