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:NEO-CLASSICISM IN THE SOLO PIANO MUSIC OF ALFREDO CASELLA’S (1883-1947) LATE PERIOD
Author(s):Oh, Rumi
Contributor(s):Professor Timothy Ehlen; Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch; Professor Reynold Tharp; Professor William Heiles
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):music
solo
piano
alfredo
casella
Abstract:This study intends to examine Alfredo Casella’s musical style and social environment along with his personal style within the context of neo-classicism. Casella’s oeuvre can be divided into three periods. In the first period, Casella was influenced by many of the composers he encountered during his stay in Paris, including Debussy, Strauss, and Mahler. In this period, he wrote various works which explored the styles of different composers, from Brahms to Debussy and Wagner. In his second period, Casella explored highly dissonant styles, inspired by Schönberg. The third, late period represents a possible synthesis of these earlier experiments, in that neo-classical elements predominate; however, Casella, after having explored the styles of many other composers, at this time discovers his own compositional voice. This paper will define and explain the primary aspects of Casella’s unique compositional style.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Oh, Rumi. NEO-CLASSICISM IN THE SOLO PIANO MUSIC OF ALFREDO CASELLA’S (1883-1947) LATE PERIOD. Scholarly essay submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2016.
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/91579
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-09-02


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