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TUTTI! - Music Composition as Dialogue
As an engineer, when I could not comprehend a physical phenomenon, I turned to mathematics. As a mathematician, when I could not link sciences to humanity, I turned to music. As a music composer, I no longer see things, I ...
Fascist Disenchantment and the Music of Goffredo Petrassi
Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003) was one of many Italian composers who navigated the period of Italian Fascism from the height of its following to its demise. He celebrated the early years of the regime through music, and ...
Considering Schubert and Nature: A Romantic Ecology
Franz Schubert’s preoccupation with the nature-centric poetry of his day yielded a large body of musical landscapes and depictions of the human experience of nature. And while his songs are often associated with the ...
Beyond the Silver Moon: Exploring the Lost Tradition of Dvorak's Operas through a Study of Myth, Music, and Nationalism
When one examines the compositional oeuvre of Antonn Dvok, one bears witness to a catalogue of well-known works, and critical successes, in every genre except one, opera. Dvoks Cello Concerto, Op.104 is regarded as the ...
Pat Metheny: Techniques in Improvisation
This thesis illustrates Pat Metheny’s formulaic system within a unique three-tier approach that divides formulaic information into a connected system of categories, species, and components. Using four transcribed ...
Considering Tuning: From Bach to 21st Century Trends
This thesis is an exploration of instrumental tuning trends from Bach to 21st Century, considering different areas of musicological and acoustical studies. While the introduction brings us in a tuning continuum with brief ...