College of Fine and Applied Arts
The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to the advancement, practice and understanding of the arts. The central focus of the College is the synergy between research and the preparation of students for professional careers in the creation and interpretation of the applied arts, visual arts, and the performing arts. Deeply related to that focus is the commitment to elevate and sustain the study of the arts as both a necessary mode of understanding and a vibrant expression of human experience within the local, national, and international communities.
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(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 ...
ADAM BRONISŁAW CIECHAŃSKI (1882-1957): A CONSIDERATION OF REPERTOIRE FOR THE DOUBLE BASS INSPIRED BY A FORGOTTEN VIRTUOSO AND FATHER OF THE POLISH DOUBLE BASS SCHOOL (University of Illinois, 2015-04)Within his native Poland, the legacy of Adam Bronisław Ciechański (1882-1957) is one of a virtuoso performer and devoted pedagogue whose work laid the foundation for a national double bass school. He is a notable example ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-01)This thesis focuses on Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto (2006) and two of his chamber pieces with flute: In Advance of the Broken Time…(1994) and Palimpseste (2002). The background of the composer and the Flute ...
(University of Illinois, 2015-03)Stephen Heller composed many works for piano including études, preludes, character pieces, sonatas, and themes and variations. He also transcribed many works for piano by other composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, ...
AN INTRODUCTION TO PARRY’S PIANO TRIO NO.2 AND STANFORD’S PIANO TRIO OP.35, WITH COMPARISONS TO ASPECTS OF THE PIANO TRIOS OF BRAHMS (University of Illinois, 2015)The piano trio has been a very popular instrumental genre in Europe since the eighteenth century. Many composers wrote piano trios with a scoring for piano, violin, and cello. The genre reached its highest point in the ...