Darius Milhuad's "Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme," op. 164: An Examination of Performance Practices and Contemporary Solutions

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Title:
Darius Milhuad's "Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme," op. 164: An Examination of Performance Practices and Contemporary Solutions
Author:
Aprahamian, Lucik
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:
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, op. 164, Darius Milhaud's musical setting of a poem by Robert Desnos, can be made accessible to choral ensembles by employing a choir in addition to the vocal quartet traditionally used in performances, thereby reflecting more accurately the poet's concept of the work, even though these indications are not present in Milhaud's musical score.In order to provide conductors and scholars with the tools to understand and perform Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, in this document I describe the work, analyze its poetic and musical structure, trace its performance history and practice, and suggest ways to realize Desnos's original concept of the work. I also present some possible explanations as to why Milhaud did not include any indication for vocal performance forces in Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, and why he himself performed the work with vocal quartet and not with choir. Finally, I propose that employing a choir in addition to soloists for Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme is consistent with the performance history of Milhaud's other vocal quartet works of similar style.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Cantata; Cantate; Darius; l'Homme; Milhaud; Museum
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chamberlain, Bruce B.
Committee Chair:
Chamberlain, Bruce B.

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dc.titleDarius Milhuad's "Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme," op. 164: An Examination of Performance Practices and Contemporary Solutionsen_US
dc.creatorAprahamian, Luciken_US
dc.contributor.authorAprahamian, Luciken_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.abstractThe purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, op. 164, Darius Milhaud's musical setting of a poem by Robert Desnos, can be made accessible to choral ensembles by employing a choir in addition to the vocal quartet traditionally used in performances, thereby reflecting more accurately the poet's concept of the work, even though these indications are not present in Milhaud's musical score.In order to provide conductors and scholars with the tools to understand and perform Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, in this document I describe the work, analyze its poetic and musical structure, trace its performance history and practice, and suggest ways to realize Desnos's original concept of the work. I also present some possible explanations as to why Milhaud did not include any indication for vocal performance forces in Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme, and why he himself performed the work with vocal quartet and not with choir. Finally, I propose that employing a choir in addition to soloists for Cantate pour l'inauguration du Musee de l'Homme is consistent with the performance history of Milhaud's other vocal quartet works of similar style.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectCantataen_US
dc.subjectCantateen_US
dc.subjectDariusen_US
dc.subjectl'Hommeen_US
dc.subjectMilhauden_US
dc.subjectMuseumen_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.advisorChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
dc.contributor.chairChamberlain, Bruce B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrobeck, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchauer, Elizabeth R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest11371en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261236en_US
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