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 study of the three violin works by Arvo Pärt: An analysis and performance guide
Author(s):Kim, Hyunkyung
Advisor(s):Taube, Heinrich
Contributor(s):Milenkovich, Stefan; Schleicher, Donald; Haken, Rudolf
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Arvo Pärt's violin works
Tintinnabuli technique
Spiegel im spiegel
Minimalist music
Abstract:Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) is an Estonian composer who has created his own compositional technique called tintinnabuli. This research focuses on the application of tintinnabuli in three of Pärt’s works for violin and piano: Fratres (1977, 1980), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), and Passacaglia (2003). I will provide both an analysis of these three works and a performance guide for violinists choosing to play these works. Each will focus on Pärt’s unique compositional technique. For today’s violinists who are more familiar with playing virtuosic pieces rather than quiet or meditative works, the performance guide will illustrate specific ways of interpreting the three works, and a particular focus will be made on the use of ideal fingerings and bowing techniques. This thesis will be helpful for understanding the construction of minimalist music and will allow violinists to more effectively practice minimalist music.
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 Hyunkyung Kim
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-10

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