The Role of Alfred Schnittke's Viola Concerto in the Development of the Twentieth Century Viola Concerto

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Title:
The Role of Alfred Schnittke's Viola Concerto in the Development of the Twentieth Century Viola Concerto
Author:
Chang, Jean Tzu
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:
The result of an artistic partnership between the composer and its dedicatee Yuri Bashmet, Alfred Schnittke’s Viola Concerto is one of the most representative contemporary viola concertos exemplifying the departure from conventional tonality and the development of a compositional language which impacts viola technique. The purpose of this study is to identify the significant role of Schnittke’s Viola Concerto in the development of the twentieth century viola concerto as well as to enable the performer to better execute and interpret the work. The discussion in this document is divided into four main chapters, consisting of an historical overview of the viola concerto before the twentieth century, an overview of Schnittke’s life and concerto composition, an examination of his Viola Concerto in context of previous twentieth century concertos, and a technical analysis of the concerto. The comparison of Schnittke’s Viola Concerto with the “significant three” viola concertos - William Walton’s Viola Concerto, Paul Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher and Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra - focuses on technical demands of the viola and orchestration.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
DMA
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Xiao, Hong-Mei
Committee Chair:
Xiao, Hong-Mei

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Alfred Schnittke's Viola Concerto in the Development of the Twentieth Century Viola Concertoen_US
dc.creatorChang, Jean Tzuen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, Jean Tzuen_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.abstractThe result of an artistic partnership between the composer and its dedicatee Yuri Bashmet, Alfred Schnittke’s Viola Concerto is one of the most representative contemporary viola concertos exemplifying the departure from conventional tonality and the development of a compositional language which impacts viola technique. The purpose of this study is to identify the significant role of Schnittke’s Viola Concerto in the development of the twentieth century viola concerto as well as to enable the performer to better execute and interpret the work. The discussion in this document is divided into four main chapters, consisting of an historical overview of the viola concerto before the twentieth century, an overview of Schnittke’s life and concerto composition, an examination of his Viola Concerto in context of previous twentieth century concertos, and a technical analysis of the concerto. The comparison of Schnittke’s Viola Concerto with the “significant three” viola concertos - William Walton’s Viola Concerto, Paul Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher and Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra - focuses on technical demands of the viola and orchestration.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_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.advisorXiao, Hong-Meien_US
dc.contributor.chairXiao, Hong-Meien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFan, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRush, Marken_US
dc.identifier.proquest2281en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749954en_US
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