Note:This scholarly essay 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 two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:Charlie Parker With Strings: A Comparative Study of Recordings from 1947 through 1950
Author(s):Gibson, Herbert Clark III
Contributor(s):Professor Charles McNeill; Richtmeyer, Debra; Pugh, James; Lund, Erik
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Abstract:The collection of recordings, Charlie Parker with Strings is considered by many to be among his greatest artistic achievements. Approximately 65 years after the creation of these recordings, there is very little scholarly review and research available on these recordings. The purpose of this scholarly essay is to provide analytical descriptions of music extracted from Charlie Parker with Strings and trace the artistic growth of Charlie Parker found within multiple performances with strings from 1947 to 1952. The music discussed in this paper are found on four individually released recordings: the 1947 Recording of Repetition at Carnegie Hall, the First Studio String Session, recorded in November 30th, 1949, the Second Studio String Session, recorded on July 5th, 1950, the Concert Midnight at Carnegie Hall recorded in front of a live audience, recorded on September 17th, 1950.
Issue Date:2015-03
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Gibson, Herbert Clark III. Charlie Parker With Strings: A Comparative Study of Recordings from 1947 through 1950. Scholarly essay submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2015.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-04-28

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