David Amram's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974): An Exploration of Amram's Diverse Style

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Title:
David Amram's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974): An Exploration of Amram's Diverse Style
Author:
Tagawa, Laura
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This document examines David Amram's (b. 1930) diverse compositional style, as represented by his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974). Amram's unique background as a performer in various genres allows him to blend styles seamlessly. He highlights the use of a wide range of styles in this work, which makes this concerto a significant work in the twentieth century, American violin concerto repertoire as well as bridging the classical, jazz, and world genres creating a truly American style of music. This document examines how these influences--including classical, jazz, world music, and "Beat Generation" artists--have influenced David Amram's compositional style as represented in his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Biographical information about David Amram, including his life, compositional output, and a brief musical analysis with an emphasis on performance information useful to violinists are presented. In addition an interview with Amram was conducted, in which his compositional style and in particular his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was discussed. A transcript of the interview is provided in the Appendix of this document.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Concerto; David Amram; Violin; Music; Beat Generation
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rush, Mark

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDavid Amram's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974): An Exploration of Amram's Diverse Styleen_US
dc.creatorTagawa, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorTagawa, Lauraen_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.abstractThis document examines David Amram's (b. 1930) diverse compositional style, as represented by his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974). Amram's unique background as a performer in various genres allows him to blend styles seamlessly. He highlights the use of a wide range of styles in this work, which makes this concerto a significant work in the twentieth century, American violin concerto repertoire as well as bridging the classical, jazz, and world genres creating a truly American style of music. This document examines how these influences--including classical, jazz, world music, and "Beat Generation" artists--have influenced David Amram's compositional style as represented in his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Biographical information about David Amram, including his life, compositional output, and a brief musical analysis with an emphasis on performance information useful to violinists are presented. In addition an interview with Amram was conducted, in which his compositional style and in particular his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was discussed. A transcript of the interview is provided in the Appendix of this document.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectConcertoen_US
dc.subjectDavid Amramen_US
dc.subjectViolinen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectBeat Generationen_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.advisorRush, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHamann, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPatterson, R. Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRush, Marken_US
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