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The History Of The Horn And How It Applies To The Modern Hornist, Joseph Alexander Meinweiser 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The History Of The Horn And How It Applies To The Modern Hornist, Joseph Alexander Meinweiser

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is about politics in Arabic rap. Specifically, it is about affective dynamics and material negotiations during rap concerts in three cities in the Levant. I analyze Arab hip hop culture in the context of three different but related histories of cosmopolitan, middle class growth, and gentrification. Using an ethnomusicological framework rooted in participant observation and performance theory, I compare concert conditions, audience behavior, and accessibility of music production in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut.

In Chapter One, I elaborate the discursive and theoretical frameworks that have pinned the political valences of Arab youth, Arab artists, and Arab rappers in ...


The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Straight tone is a valuable tool that can be used by singers of any style to both improve technical ideals, such as resonance and focus, and provide a starting point for transforming the voice to meet the stylistic demands of any genre. By employing a resonant, minimally vibrated, balanced sound as the core of the voice, the versatile singer can stylistically unbalance the voice by layering colors and effects in ways appropriate for many types of singing. In order to fully understand the inner workings of vibrato and how it can be healthily minimized, my discussion of vibrato and straight ...


Anton Arensky’S String Quartet In A Minor, Op. 35, For Violin, Viola, And Two Celli, Miho Zaitsu 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Anton Arensky’S String Quartet In A Minor, Op. 35, For Violin, Viola, And Two Celli, Miho Zaitsu

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

My dissertation consists of an in-depth analysis and study of Anton Arensky’s Quartet in A minor, op. 35, for violin, viola, and two celli. It also includes a short biography, a historical background of the work, and an exploration of thematic material. Perhaps the only piece written for this unique combination of instruments, the Quartet in A minor, published in 1894, was written in the months following Tchaikovsky’s death. It was first premiered on January 20, 1894, at the Imperial Music Society, Moscow, in remembrance of Arensky’s great friend and mentor. The unusual instrumentation was a curious ...


The Relation Of Analysis To Performance Of Post-Tonal Violin Music: Three Case Studies, Karen E. Rostron 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Relation Of Analysis To Performance Of Post-Tonal Violin Music: Three Case Studies, Karen E. Rostron

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation investigates analytical and performance relationships through studies of three post-tonal pieces for solo violin: Élégie by Igor Stravinsky (1944), Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi by Elliott Carter (1984), and Melismata by Milton Babbitt (1982). The challenge of interpretation is especially evident in non-tonal music, as performers are unlikely to have any knowledge of the relevant relationships between pitches, functions of harmonies, or formal features in the pieces they play. In this respect analysis can contribute to an understanding needed to form a meaningful interpretation. I will attempt to show that even the most seemingly abstract theoretical concepts can have ...


Ten Etudes For Solo Cello By Sofia Gubaidulina, Julia A. Biber 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ten Etudes For Solo Cello By Sofia Gubaidulina, Julia A. Biber

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Sofia Gubaidulina is regarded as one of the most original and highly respected voices in contemporary music today. Her use of the Fibonacci and its related series to structure her compositions has become a defining feature of her music and, therefore, most analysis has focused on pieces that incorporate this method, which she calls “rhythm of form.” Consequently, works written prior to her adoption of this method have garnered much less analytical attention. However, in her earlier works­––from the late 1960s through the early 80s––Gubaidulina not only explores new sounds and colors, but also found creative ways to ...


"Werke Für Klavier Zu Vier Händen" By Franz Schubert, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2013, Su Yin Mak 2016 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

"Werke Für Klavier Zu Vier Händen" By Franz Schubert, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2013, Su Yin Mak

Performance Practice Review

Su Yin Mak discusses Bärenreiter's 2013 edition of Schubert's work.

Schubert, Franz. Werke für Klavier zu vier Händen, Band III, ed. Walburga Litschauer (Nos. 2-5) and Werner Aderhold (No. 1); Urtext of the New Schubert Edition, BA 9645. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2013.

ISMN: 9790006539871.


Ouachita's Jacob Hemsath To Perform Sophomore Recital Sept. 30, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Jacob Hemsath To Perform Sophomore Recital Sept. 30, Haley Martin, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Jacob Hemsath in his sophomore musical theatre recital on Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. The recital will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public.


Exploring Beethoven: An All Beethoven Gala Concert, Merietta Oviatt, Mauricio Villazon, Janis McKay, Pamela Taylor, Jessica Kim, Anthony Walter, Clare Birmingham, Carmella Cao, Katie Jensen, Hye Jung Kim, John Servo, Joseph Chudyk, Jared Supola, Mark Runkles, Alex Hayashi, John De La Paz, Aki Oshima, Brian Marsh, Eric Foote, Fred Stone, Christopher Kase, Rod L. Henley, Alfonzo V. Kimbrough, Mykola Suk, Sandro Ladu, Christina Riegert, Jessika Soli, Gina Bombola, Michael Smith Jr., Michelle Lee, Robert Sanchez, Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev, Taras Krysa, Matthew Johnson, Andrew Smith 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Exploring Beethoven: An All Beethoven Gala Concert, Merietta Oviatt, Mauricio Villazon, Janis Mckay, Pamela Taylor, Jessica Kim, Anthony Walter, Clare Birmingham, Carmella Cao, Katie Jensen, Hye Jung Kim, John Servo, Joseph Chudyk, Jared Supola, Mark Runkles, Alex Hayashi, John De La Paz, Aki Oshima, Brian Marsh, Eric Foote, Fred Stone, Christopher Kase, Rod L. Henley, Alfonzo V. Kimbrough, Mykola Suk, Sandro Ladu, Christina Riegert, Jessika Soli, Gina Bombola, Michael Smith Jr., Michelle Lee, Robert Sanchez, Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev, Taras Krysa, Matthew Johnson, Andrew Smith

France Gall!

Program listing performers and works performed


Music Convocation, Department of Music and Worship, Cedarville University 2016 Cedarville University

Music Convocation, Department Of Music And Worship, Cedarville University

Faculty Recitals

No abstract provided.


Ouachita To Host Arkadelphia Chamber Players Sept. 18, Sarah Davis 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Arkadelphia Chamber Players Sept. 18, Sarah Davis

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host the Arkadelphia Chamber Players on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center, and a reception will follow.


National Award-Winning Guest Artist Matthew Lipman To Perform At Ouachita Sept. 12, Haley Martin 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

National Award-Winning Guest Artist Matthew Lipman To Perform At Ouachita Sept. 12, Haley Martin

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host NFMC Young Artist competition winner Matthew Lipman, a violist, in concert on Monday, Sept. 12. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita. A reception following the concert will be hosted by the Arkadelphia Philharmonic Club, a local chapter of the NFMC.


Ouachita To Host Opera Singer Amy Pfrimmer In Concert With John Alec Briggs Sept. 8, Sarah Davis 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Opera Singer Amy Pfrimmer In Concert With John Alec Briggs Sept. 8, Sarah Davis

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Fine Arts will host world-renowned opera singer, Amy Pfrimmer, in a collaborative concert with Ouachita’s John Alec Briggs on piano. The recital will be held on Sept. 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public


The Effect Of Richard Wagner's Music And Beliefs On Hitler's Ideology, Carolyn S. Ticker 2016 Cedarville University

The Effect Of Richard Wagner's Music And Beliefs On Hitler's Ideology, Carolyn S. Ticker

Musical Offerings

The Holocaust will always be remembered as one of the most horrific and evil events in all of history. One question that has been so pervasive in regards to this historical event is the question of why. Why exactly did Hitler massacre the Jewish people? Why did he come to the conclusion that the Jews were somehow lesser than him, and that it was okay to kill them? What and who were his influences and how did they help form Hitler’s opinions leading up to the Holocaust? Although more than one situation or person influenced Hitler, I believe that ...


"Clavichord For Beginners" By Joan Benson, Bernard Brauchli 2016 Claremont Colleges

"Clavichord For Beginners" By Joan Benson, Bernard Brauchli

Performance Practice Review

Bernard Brauchli reviews and discusses Joan Benson's 2014 work.

Benson, Joan. Clavichord for Beginners. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

ISBN: 978-0253011589


Choros N. 10 By Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing The Themes And Compositional Techniques Of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Choros N. 10 By Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing The Themes And Compositional Techniques Of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto

Master's Theses

Heitor Villa-Lobos (b. March 5, 1887 - d. November 17, 1959) can be considered the most important composer in Brazilian music history. Although the composer is listed as one of the most influential composers in the history of the guitar, he reached his peak in his works for piano and symphonic groups. Works such as A Prole do Bebê (1 and 2), and the series of Chôros, came out during an extremely convoluted time, where Brazilian artists engaged in seeking an artistic representation of a unique Brazilian identity. Those works not only satisfied the hunger, but pushed the movement to a ...


Rethinking L'Exception Culturelle In French Music Then And Now: Language, Memory, And Political Order, Melanie Ann LaFoy 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rethinking L'Exception Culturelle In French Music Then And Now: Language, Memory, And Political Order, Melanie Ann Lafoy

Masters Theses

Through this thesis, entitled “Rethinking l'exception culturelle in French Music then and now: Language, Memory, and Political Order,” I explore the concept of exception culturelle as it relates to music in France. I break down this concept by situating current French music trends within a historical landscape, highlighting certain moments of tension between music, politics, and language that appear in the decades after the Dreyfus Affair (1894), which I consider to be a turning point in the way French music is and was perceived inside and outside French national borders. I also examine the years after the second World ...


Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes II 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

In 1949 Paul Robeson (with support from Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Howard Fast, and others) attempted to and then successfully held a civil and workers’ rights concert in Peekskill, New York. Marring these performances, however, were protests that turned progressively violent. These violent protests have come to be known as the Peekskill Riots and serve as a major milestone in the nation’s history surrounding protest, music, politics, and Paul Robeson. This paper reflects on this relationship, particularly how it is being remembered today. Through field research, including participant observation, interviews, landscape analysis, and primary and secondary archival research, I ...


"Beyond The Score: Music As Performance" By Nicholas Cook, Aron Edidin 2016 New College of Florida

"Beyond The Score: Music As Performance" By Nicholas Cook, Aron Edidin

Performance Practice Review

Aron Edidin reviews and discusses Nicholas Cook's 2013 work. Cook, Nicholas. Beyond the Score: Music as Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-935740-6.


Marimba Four Hands, Daniel deSimone, Ayami Okamura, Tyler Tsunekawa, Christina Cheon 2016 Chapman University

Marimba Four Hands, Daniel Desimone, Ayami Okamura, Tyler Tsunekawa, Christina Cheon

Printed Performance Programs (PDF Format)

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