Doctoral Project Papers [Option 3] - Music

 

These scholarly essays are part of research projects 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 two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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  • Yorgason, Alie Anne (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Nikolai Kapustin’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 82 was written in 1997 and has received little attention in the scholarly literature. In his compositions, Kapustin is perhaps best known for combining classical forms ...

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  • Clark, Evan Wayne (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    This project investigates the musical constructions of gender and sexuality in Lilith (1984) for alto saxophone and piano by William Bolcom (b. 1938). The musical manifestations of the Lilith ...

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  • Yan, Jiafeng (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book was published in 2000 and represents a collection of compositions intended as commissions for Carnegie Hall. The book contains ten works by American composers Elliott ...

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  • Widenhofer, Marc Stephen (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Bill Evans was one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. From his 1956 record, New Jazz Conceptions, until his untimely death in 1980, Bill Evans led a trio that would defy the confines and roles of ...

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  • Song, Josh Jonghun (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)
    Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is an innovative musician who stands out as perhaps one of the three most influential jazz guitarists since the 1980s, together with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Frisell was influenced by ...

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