A Poetic Synthesis and Theoretical Analysis of Thomas Ades' Five Eliot Landscapes

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Title:
A Poetic Synthesis and Theoretical Analysis of Thomas Ades' Five Eliot Landscapes
Author:
Markou, Stella Ioanna
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the short span of his career, Thomas Ades has made significant contributions to classical music. Despite his extraordinary compositional output, awards and international recognition, very little serious study exists about Ades' work. This document is intended to fill a deficiency within the existing body of critical research, as well as to aid future performers and Ades scholars in the understanding of Five Eliot Landscapes, Opus 1. In addition to presenting a theoretical analysis of Five Eliot Landscapes, this document discusses how Ades utilizes T.S. Eliot's poetic cycle Landscapes as a springboard for a series of compositional etudes, in which he develops and explores five main concepts and techniques. Specifically, Ades uses interval cycles, Nancarrow tempo canons, musical homages to Olivier Messiaen and Gyorgy Kurtag, musical quotations and the creation of a distinct compositional signature scale. The development and permutation of these concepts have helped to establish the foundation of Ades' compositional style. To complement the theoretical analysis, this document presents a poetic synthesis of the written literature on Eliot's Landscapes and addresses musical correlations to the text. A biographical description of Ades' compositional output as well as a general overview of Eliot's Landscapes is also presented.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Five Eliot Landscapes; Thomas Ades
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Robinson, Faye

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleA Poetic Synthesis and Theoretical Analysis of Thomas Ades' Five Eliot Landscapesen_US
dc.creatorMarkou, Stella Ioannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarkou, Stella Ioannaen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the short span of his career, Thomas Ades has made significant contributions to classical music. Despite his extraordinary compositional output, awards and international recognition, very little serious study exists about Ades' work. This document is intended to fill a deficiency within the existing body of critical research, as well as to aid future performers and Ades scholars in the understanding of Five Eliot Landscapes, Opus 1. In addition to presenting a theoretical analysis of Five Eliot Landscapes, this document discusses how Ades utilizes T.S. Eliot's poetic cycle Landscapes as a springboard for a series of compositional etudes, in which he develops and explores five main concepts and techniques. Specifically, Ades uses interval cycles, Nancarrow tempo canons, musical homages to Olivier Messiaen and Gyorgy Kurtag, musical quotations and the creation of a distinct compositional signature scale. The development and permutation of these concepts have helped to establish the foundation of Ades' compositional style. To complement the theoretical analysis, this document presents a poetic synthesis of the written literature on Eliot's Landscapes and addresses musical correlations to the text. A biographical description of Ades' compositional output as well as a general overview of Eliot's Landscapes is also presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectFive Eliot Landscapesen_US
dc.subjectThomas Adesen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRobinson, Fayeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMok, Jacquelineen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFan, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDauphinais, Kristinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcAllister, Peteren_US
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dc.identifier.oclc752260946en_US
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