An Analysis of Three Impromptus for Piano Op. 68 by Lowell Liebermann

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Title:
An Analysis of Three Impromptus for Piano Op. 68 by Lowell Liebermann
Author:
Uchino, Tomoko
Issue Date:
2007
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:
American composer Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961) wrote his Three Impromptus Op. 68 in 2000. They manifest his self-proclaimed intention to be a composer espousing the traditions of Western music and aiming to be part of that continuum. Liebermann’s Impromptus exhibit spontaneity and a sense of improvisation, the most pervasive aspect of the antecedent Impromptus. His personal lyricism embraces tempo rubato, inventive harmonies, distinctive textures, and dramatic gestures. Liebermann’s Impromptus, however, are tightly organized works employing simple motives that unify individual Impromptus within a basic tripartite template. This study begins with a brief summary of Liebermann’s life and then examines antecedent examples of Impromptus by Jan Vaclav Voříšek (1791-1825) and Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as well as some of the prominent composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Gabriel Fauré. A thorough analysis of Liebermann’s Impromptus constitutes the body of the document. Appendices contain transcriptions of the author’s interview with the composer himself, as well Antonio Pompa-Baldi and David Korevaar who have performed and recorded the Impromptus. These contemporary commentators confirm the value of comparing Liebermann’s music to earlier models to better understand how he creates his unique sound environment.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Music
Degree Name:
DMA
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Woods, Rex A
Committee Chair:
Woods, Rex A

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dc.titleAn Analysis of Three Impromptus for Piano Op. 68 by Lowell Liebermannen_US
dc.creatorUchino, Tomokoen_US
dc.contributor.authorUchino, Tomokoen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_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.abstractAmerican composer Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961) wrote his Three Impromptus Op. 68 in 2000. They manifest his self-proclaimed intention to be a composer espousing the traditions of Western music and aiming to be part of that continuum. Liebermann’s Impromptus exhibit spontaneity and a sense of improvisation, the most pervasive aspect of the antecedent Impromptus. His personal lyricism embraces tempo rubato, inventive harmonies, distinctive textures, and dramatic gestures. Liebermann’s Impromptus, however, are tightly organized works employing simple motives that unify individual Impromptus within a basic tripartite template. This study begins with a brief summary of Liebermann’s life and then examines antecedent examples of Impromptus by Jan Vaclav Voříšek (1791-1825) and Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as well as some of the prominent composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Gabriel Fauré. A thorough analysis of Liebermann’s Impromptus constitutes the body of the document. Appendices contain transcriptions of the author’s interview with the composer himself, as well Antonio Pompa-Baldi and David Korevaar who have performed and recorded the Impromptus. These contemporary commentators confirm the value of comparing Liebermann’s music to earlier models to better understand how he creates his unique sound environment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
thesis.degree.nameDMAen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWoods, Rex Aen_US
dc.contributor.chairWoods, Rex Aen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFan, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSturman, Janeten_US
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