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Le Donne E La Chitarra, James Akers, Romantic Guitar, Ellwood Colahan 2022 University of Denver

Le Donne E La Chitarra, James Akers, Romantic Guitar, Ellwood Colahan

Soundboard Scholar

No abstract provided.


A Bird’S Eye View: Large-Scale Tonal Structures In Robert Schumann’S Four Song Cycles (Op. 42, 24, 39, And 48), Peter Kramer 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Bird’S Eye View: Large-Scale Tonal Structures In Robert Schumann’S Four Song Cycles (Op. 42, 24, 39, And 48), Peter Kramer

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Some of Robert Schumann’s most notable works are his Lieder for solo voice and piano accompaniment. Schumann's Lieder are considered some of the best compositions in this genre, engendering various interpretations by performers and exciting vigorous debate among musicologists and theorists. Robert Schumann’s early music was almost entirely composed for the piano alone; it wasn’t until 1840 that he started to compose almost exclusively Lieder and song cycles inspired by his predecessors Beethoven and Schubert. This was a prolific year for Schumann compositionally, in part due to his marriage to Clara Schumann who was one of ...


2021-2022 Piano Recital And Masterclass With Alexander Wasserman, Alexander Wasserman, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jasmin Abdunazarova 2022 Lynn University

2021-2022 Piano Recital And Masterclass With Alexander Wasserman, Alexander Wasserman, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jasmin Abdunazarova

Guest Recitals

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Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition 2022, Marc Reese, Jon Robertson, Lynn University Philharmonia 2022 Lynn University

Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition 2022, Marc Reese, Jon Robertson, Lynn University Philharmonia

Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

Founder and Artistic Director

  • Marc Reese

Judges

  • Craig Morris
  • Judith Saxton
  • Jose Sibaja

Composer

Pianists

  • Sheng-Yuan Kuan
  • Lisa Leonard

Competition Schedule

  • January 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM - Semi-finals
  • January 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM - Judges' Recital (Canceled)
  • January 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM - Final Round and Awards Ceremony


2021-2022 Junior Recital - Benjamin Kremer (Violin), Benjamin Kremer, Sheng Yuan Kuan 2022 Lynn University

2021-2022 Junior Recital - Benjamin Kremer (Violin), Benjamin Kremer, Sheng Yuan Kuan

Junior and Senior Recitals

No abstract provided.


Time Machine, William B. Sims, Joseph P. Robinette, Reid W. Sorel 2022 Belmont University

Time Machine, William B. Sims, Joseph P. Robinette, Reid W. Sorel

Honors Theses

The album will be organic, raw, gritty country sound, inspired by vintage country/folk and bluegrass and encouraged by modern underground/alt country and new-wave folk.


Momentary Endurance: The Effects Of Mouthpiece Pressure And Capillary Refill Time On Short-Term Muscle Recovery In Trumpet Players, Taylor Gustad 2022 University of Kentucky

Momentary Endurance: The Effects Of Mouthpiece Pressure And Capillary Refill Time On Short-Term Muscle Recovery In Trumpet Players, Taylor Gustad

Theses and Dissertations--Music

The topic of proper mouthpiece pressure usage has been widely pushed off to the margins of trumpet pedagogy, only receiving the passing mention in a limited number of method books. This research paper contains a cross sectional view of the few, but most prominently used method books in the trumpet community that shows the prevalence of this issue, as well as steps to bring in new and useful information in this field. There are several aspects of mouthpiece pressure that should be studied; however, this paper focuses on its connection to momentary endurance and capillary refill time.

Momentary endurance is ...


Mural: An Online Space For Co-Creating Meaning And Understanding, Kimberly James 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mural: An Online Space For Co-Creating Meaning And Understanding, Kimberly James

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Building an online community around learning has been challenging throughout the academic and artistic disruptions caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. In order to promote remote interaction and educe student contributions, I utilized MURAL, a virtual, collaborative whiteboard, several times during AY2020-2021 to co-create meaning and understanding of common pedagogic topics that are applied in my studio. This practice allowed all participants to contribute ideas, make revisions, and enjoy new “aha” moments in real-time with far less pressure and concern for feeling “called out” or being “wrong.”

These activities benefitted the students and the overall wellness of the student participants ...


Reginald Smith Brindle’S Concept Of Tonal-Atonal Equilibrium In Theory And Practice, Oliver Chandler 2021 University of Denver

Reginald Smith Brindle’S Concept Of Tonal-Atonal Equilibrium In Theory And Practice, Oliver Chandler

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In an attempt to explain how post-tonal harmonic progressions might “make sense,” Reginald Smith Brindle formulated theories of tension flow and tonal-atonal equilibrium in his 1966 textbook, Serial Composition. The former theory compares the number of consonant and/or dissonant intervals between chords, albeit without providing a consistent means of distinguishing between similar sonorities; the latter observes that various musical passages strike a balance between functional and non-functional harmony, albeit without explaining the nature of said balance. While his ideas are evocative, they lack theoretical finesse. Placing them in dialogue with recent developments in post-tonal scholarship helps to unlock their ...


Ars Longa (Kenny), Jocelyn Nelson 2021 University of Denver

Ars Longa (Kenny), Jocelyn Nelson

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A review of Ars Longa: Old and New Music for Theorbo, by Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo (Linn CKD 603, 2019, 1 compact disc).


A Tribute To Vladimir Morkov (The Czar’S Guitars), Ellwood Colahan 2021 University of Denver

A Tribute To Vladimir Morkov (The Czar’S Guitars), Ellwood Colahan

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A review of A Tribute to Vladimir Morkov, by The Czar’s Guitars (John Schneiderman & Oleg Timofeyev) (Hänssler Classic HC20018, 2020, 2 compact discs).


On The Need For A Scholarly Edition Of Tárrega’S Complete Works, David J. Buch 2021 University of Denver

On The Need For A Scholarly Edition Of Tárrega’S Complete Works, David J. Buch

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In this guest editorial, the author provides evidence of the unreliable nature of the majority of Tárrega’s first editions, and the substandard quality of most modern editions. The author argues that in light of the recent availability of formerly inaccessible primary sources, the time is right for a scholarly edition of Tárrega’s complete works with state-of-art editorial methods.

For a Spanish translation of this article, see Additional Files below this abstract.


A Noteworthy Early-American Guitar Treatise: James Ballard’S Elements Of 1838, Peter Danner 2021 University of Denver

A Noteworthy Early-American Guitar Treatise: James Ballard’S Elements Of 1838, Peter Danner

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This article is one of a series of five by Peter Danner on the history of the guitar in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Written between 1977 and 1994, these articles first appeared in early issues of the GFA’s magazine Soundboard. They are reprinted here in tribute to Danner’s pioneering contribution to guitar research and to bring them to the attention of a new generation of scholars. The author has generously provided a newly written introduction to the series.

Below are links to each article in the series:

Introduction

How I ...


Guitar Double Concertos: Works By Puerto, García Abril & López De Guereña (Trápaga Et Al.), Diogo Alvarez 2021 University of Denver

Guitar Double Concertos: Works By Puerto, García Abril & López De Guereña (Trápaga Et Al.), Diogo Alvarez

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A review of Guitar Double Concertos, by Miguel Trápaga and Teresa Folgueira, guitars; Ángel Luis Castaño, accordion; Fernando Arias, vibraphone; Oviedo Filarmonía; Óliver Díaz (Naxos 8.573816, 2019, 1 compact disc).


Return With Us Now: Featured Facsimiles, Peter Danner 2021 University of Denver

Return With Us Now: Featured Facsimiles, Peter Danner

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This article is one of a series of five by Peter Danner on the history of the guitar in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Written between 1977 and 1994, these articles first appeared in early issues of the GFA’s magazine Soundboard. They are reprinted here in tribute to Danner’s pioneering contribution to guitar research and to bring them to the attention of a new generation of scholars. The author has generously provided a newly written introduction to the series.

Below are links to each article in the series:

Introduction

How I ...


"The Lutenist!": Anxieties, Ambiguities, And Deviations In Julian Bream’S Discography, Sidney Molina 2021 University of Denver

"The Lutenist!": Anxieties, Ambiguities, And Deviations In Julian Bream’S Discography, Sidney Molina

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The recent passing of English guitarist Julian Bream (1933–2020) has prompted a reevaluation of his artistic legacy by critics around the world. In this article, I propose a way of reading Bream’s discography in relation to that of his predecessor, Andrés Segovia, utilizing Harold Bloom’s theory of influence, a methodology that I first proposed in application to music in 2006. After dividing Bream’s fifty albums into phases inspired by Bloomian categories, I examine the works that Bream chose to record more than once, with a focus on those to which he returned three or more times ...


"For Andrés Segovia": Francisco De Lacerda’S Suite Goivos (1924), Pedro Rodrigues 2021 University of Denver

"For Andrés Segovia": Francisco De Lacerda’S Suite Goivos (1924), Pedro Rodrigues

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Suite goivos by Francisco Lacerda (1869–1934) stands out not only as one of the first examples of symbolist literature for guitar but also as the first work written for guitar by a Portuguese non-guitarist composer. So far, however, it has remained in relative obscurity. In this article, I first explore the suite’s context and history: its origin in meetings and correspondence between Lacerda and the work’s dedicatee, Andrés Segovia; its place among new works commissioned by Segovia from non-guitarist composers; and available manuscript sources for the work. I then argue for the work’s importance as music ...


The Flight Of The Maiden: Representations Of Women And The Guitar In Brazilian Culture, Cláudia Araújo Garcia 2021 University of Denver

The Flight Of The Maiden: Representations Of Women And The Guitar In Brazilian Culture, Cláudia Araújo Garcia

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This article examines the relationship between women and the guitar in the context of both Brazilian literary discourse and the instrument’s culture and history. To this end, I have sought out texts that illustrate intersections between women and the guitar from the perspective of both female and male authorship. We see that the guitar provides a vehicle for the woman’s voice in all its restlessness, violation, and libertarian desire; but equally, it enables the perpetuation of stereotypes linked to the mirroring of the guitar and the female body. In the absence of literary and historic records of the ...


Cover, 2021 University of Denver

Cover

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Cover image: José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (1850–1899), O violeiro (The Guitarist). Oil on canvas, 1899. Source: Wikimedia Commons.


Soundboard Scholar, No. 7 (Complete), 2021 University of Denver

Soundboard Scholar, No. 7 (Complete)

Soundboard Scholar

No abstract provided.


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