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:A stylistic exploration of Einar Englund's Suite for Cello (The Last Island)
Author(s):Chiu, Ting-Ya
Advisor(s):Carrillo, Carlos
Contributor(s):Carrillo, Carlos; McDonough, Daniel; Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Cameron, Michael
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Abstract:This thesis explores the solo cello music of Swedish-born Finnish composer Einar Englund (1916-1999), specifically his Suite for Cello (The Last Island). Starting with a general survey of the Finnish solo cello repertoire, the author not only presents a descriptive biography of Englund’s life but also a stylistic analysis of his Suite for Cello (The Last Island). In addition, an analysis of performance practice issues is included in the discussion incorporating the author’s interpretations and suggestions. The work is a demanding composition both musically and technically and this thesis serves as a useful resource illustrating Englund’s composing career with an emphasis on his Suite for Cello (The Last Island).
Issue Date:2017-04-04
Publisher:School of Music. College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Ting-Ya Chiu
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-05-23

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