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:Aspects of the first movement, Aniri, in Unsuk Chin's cello concerto
Author(s):Lee, Sangwon
Advisor(s):Taube, Heinrich
Contributor(s):Taube, Heinrich; Lund, Erik; Tipei, Sever; Scholwin, Richard
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Unsuk Chin's concertos
Unsuk Chin's cello concerto
Musical aspects of Unsuk Chin's cello concerto
Unsuk Chin
Cello concerto
Abstract:The Korean composer Unsuk Chin (b. 1961) began receiving international recognition with the premiere of her Acrostic Wordplay for soprano and ensemble in 1991. Chin is regarded as among the best composers of our time and has received many prestigious awards including the Grawemeyer Award (2004), the Arnold Schoenberg Prize (2005), the Prince Pierre Foundation Music Award (2010), and the Wihuri Sibelius Prize (2017). She has written six concertos up to this point, but her Cello Concerto (2008–09, rev. 2013) has a unique position among them because her approach to composing this work differs greatly from the others in the relationship between the soloist and the orchestra. In addition, the first movement makes an explicit reference to traditional Korean music, which is a rare case in her works. This thesis provides an introduction to Chin’s Cello Concerto and illuminates the musical aspects of the first movement, Aniri. Chapter 1 introduces the project background, research objectives, and Chin’s general musical style and influences. Chapter 2 is a general introduction to Chin’s Cello Concerto, including origin, overview, pitch material, and form. Chapter 3 includes the first movement’s references and overview, and discusses aspects of the movement including form, texture, timbre, and pitch and harmonic materials. Chapter 4 offers a brief conclusion.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Sangwon Lee
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-06

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