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:Franz Liszt’s Marian settings: Six solo piano works
Author(s):Wu, Tzu Hsin
Advisor(s):Carrillo, Carlos
Contributor(s):Hobson, Ian; Kinderman, William; Heiles, William
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Franz Liszt
Ave Maria
Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses
Ave Maris Stella
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to investigate Franz Liszt’s Marian settings of six selected piano works, in order to explore and to offer insights into Liszt’s religious perception through an overview and a comparison of the selected works. They include Sposalizio from Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage: Italie; Ave Maria from Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses; Ave Maria – Die Glocken von Rom; Ave Maris Stella; Ave Maria S504/2 and Ave Maria S545. The thorough analysis will involve examining and comparing the extra-musical sources, religious symbols and motives, and other compositional devices. It is concluded that they share similarities and deserve to be grouped as a set. Through analyzing and comparing the pieces, and exploring their characteristics, this project sheds light on some of Liszt’s lesser-known works, and shows their continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.
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 Tzu Hsin Wu
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-17

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