Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Analytical Performance Issues In Four Compositions Of String Music By Isang Yun
Author(s):Kim, Unkyoung
Advisor(s):Tharp, Reynold
Contributor(s):Rudolf Haken; Bashford, Christina; Michael Cameron
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Yun, Isang
String music
Compositional analysis
Performance analysis
Abstract:This thesis discusses four string pieces by the Korean-German composer Isang Yun that are not widely performed due to their technical and musical difficulties. Gasa and Duo were written utilizing twelve-tone techniques, whereas Contemplation and Kontrast were written utilizing Yun’s own main-tone technique. Each piece is different in regards to form, pitch material, motivic development, and technical and interpretive performance issues. I also examine the influence of philosophical and religious traditions such as Taoism and Buddhism on the music and the connection between traditional Korean music and Yun’s compositions.
Issue Date:2014
Citation Info:Kim, Unkyoung. ANALYTICAL PERFORMANCE ISSUES IN FOUR COMPOSITIONS OF STRING MUSIC BY ISANG YUN. Thesis submitted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-19

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