The Piano Works of a Contemporary Mexican Expatriate: Samuel Zyman's Two Motions in One Movement and Variations on an Original Theme

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Title:
The Piano Works of a Contemporary Mexican Expatriate: Samuel Zyman's Two Motions in One Movement and Variations on an Original Theme
Author:
Dousa, Nayeli
Issue Date:
2013
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:
Samuel Zyman (b. 1956) is one of the leading Mexican composers of our time. He has composed more than 55 works in a variety of genres, including symphonies, concertos, orchestral pieces, film music, chamber music, and music for solo piano. This study includes an overview of Zyman's background as a musician and composer, with an emphasis on his solo piano works. It provides a discussion of Zyman's musical style and an analysis of his two most recent solo piano compositions, Two Motions in One Movement and Variations on an Original Theme. Zyman cites the music of Bartók and Prokofiev, along with Impressionism and jazz music, as important influences in his piano compositions. This study demonstrates that in his solo piano compositions Zyman has created a style that incorporates four diverse influences of 20th-century modern compositional practice -- the tonal language and percussive approach to the piano of Bartók, textural elements found in Prokofiev's piano works, elements of Impressionism, and certain rhythmic and harmonic elements of jazz music -- into a distinctly personal 21st-century voice. This synthesis of disparate elements into a compelling contemporary musical language makes Zyman a modern composer deserving of the attention of professional musicians and scholars. This study provides musicians insight into Zyman's compositional style, and brings the work of an important Mexican composer of our time to the attention of contemporary pianists and audiences.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
composer; Mexico; piano; Zyman; Music; Bartok
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gibson, Tannis

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Piano Works of a Contemporary Mexican Expatriate: Samuel Zyman's Two Motions in One Movement and Variations on an Original Themeen_US
dc.creatorDousa, Nayelien_US
dc.contributor.authorDousa, Nayelien_US
dc.date.issued2013-
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.abstractSamuel Zyman (b. 1956) is one of the leading Mexican composers of our time. He has composed more than 55 works in a variety of genres, including symphonies, concertos, orchestral pieces, film music, chamber music, and music for solo piano. This study includes an overview of Zyman's background as a musician and composer, with an emphasis on his solo piano works. It provides a discussion of Zyman's musical style and an analysis of his two most recent solo piano compositions, Two Motions in One Movement and Variations on an Original Theme. Zyman cites the music of Bartók and Prokofiev, along with Impressionism and jazz music, as important influences in his piano compositions. This study demonstrates that in his solo piano compositions Zyman has created a style that incorporates four diverse influences of 20th-century modern compositional practice -- the tonal language and percussive approach to the piano of Bartók, textural elements found in Prokofiev's piano works, elements of Impressionism, and certain rhythmic and harmonic elements of jazz music -- into a distinctly personal 21st-century voice. This synthesis of disparate elements into a compelling contemporary musical language makes Zyman a modern composer deserving of the attention of professional musicians and scholars. This study provides musicians insight into Zyman's compositional style, and brings the work of an important Mexican composer of our time to the attention of contemporary pianists and audiences.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcomposeren_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectpianoen_US
dc.subjectZymanen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectBartoken_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Tannisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZdechlik, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWoods, Rexen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGibson, Tannisen_US
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