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:Violin Technique in Jenő Hubay’s Four Violin Concertos
Author(s):Pu, Lihua
Advisor(s):Bashford, Christina
Contributor(s):Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Milenkovich, Stefan; Solya, Andrea
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Jenő Hubay
Violin Concerto Op. 21, Op. 90, Op.99, Op.101
Violin Technique
Romantic period
Abstract:This dissertation examines the four Violin Concertos composed by Jenő Hubay and traces the development of his violin technique in these compositions. In addition, his roles as founder of a Hungarian violin school and as a popular concerto soloist will be considered, along with his relationships with the dedicatees of his concertos. Chapter 1 begins with a discussion of Hubay’s musical style, and in particular, the late-romantic influences in his works. Chapter 2 begins with background introduction, and then provides an overview of the structure and forms of each of Hubay’s four violin concertos. Chapter 3 continues the discussing of the stylistic relationships between the concertos and their dedicatees. Chapter 4 covers the technical demands of the concertos and examines performance issues, including tempo, bowing/articulation, dynamics, tempo rubato and portamento/vibrato. Chapter 5 offers a conclusion, and a summary of the technical issues which appear in all four of the concertos.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Lihua Pu
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-20

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