The Creation of a Performance Edition and Piano Reduction of Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer's VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40

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Title:
The Creation of a Performance Edition and Piano Reduction of Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer's VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40
Author:
Bedont, Robert James
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:
A review of the published music for solo bassoon suggests that there is relatively little solo literature for the instrument that dates from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This document focuses on the creation of a modern performance edition and piano reduction of a recently uncovered work for solo bassoon and orchestra by Johann Dotzauer, VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40 (originally published by Freiderich Hoffmeister Musikverlag in 1817).A comparison of Dotzauer's work with a comparable published work by Anton Reicha, reveals that the two works are similar in their treatment of phrase structure, form, harmonic and melodic language, range, and solo passagework. This comparison has shown that Dotzauer's piece is representative of the type of writing for solo bassoon that skilled composers employed in the early nineteenth century. Through the editing process, errors and inconsistencies found in the newly-uncovered Hoffmeister Edition of VIII Variations such as corrections to pitches and notation, articulation markings, dynamic markings, and other changes have been corrected in a manner that both reflects the integrity of the Hoffmeister Edition and adds clarification for those who will perform the work. VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40 by Johann Dotzauer, is a well-crafted composition for solo bassoon that will help fill a void in the literature for bassoon now that it is more accessible through the creation of a new performance edition and piano arrangement.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Dotzauer; VIII Variations; Music; Bassoon
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dietz, William

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dc.titleThe Creation of a Performance Edition and Piano Reduction of Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer's VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40en_US
dc.creatorBedont, Robert Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedont, Robert Jamesen_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.abstractA review of the published music for solo bassoon suggests that there is relatively little solo literature for the instrument that dates from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This document focuses on the creation of a modern performance edition and piano reduction of a recently uncovered work for solo bassoon and orchestra by Johann Dotzauer, VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40 (originally published by Freiderich Hoffmeister Musikverlag in 1817).A comparison of Dotzauer's work with a comparable published work by Anton Reicha, reveals that the two works are similar in their treatment of phrase structure, form, harmonic and melodic language, range, and solo passagework. This comparison has shown that Dotzauer's piece is representative of the type of writing for solo bassoon that skilled composers employed in the early nineteenth century. Through the editing process, errors and inconsistencies found in the newly-uncovered Hoffmeister Edition of VIII Variations such as corrections to pitches and notation, articulation markings, dynamic markings, and other changes have been corrected in a manner that both reflects the integrity of the Hoffmeister Edition and adds clarification for those who will perform the work. VIII Variations for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 40 by Johann Dotzauer, is a well-crafted composition for solo bassoon that will help fill a void in the literature for bassoon now that it is more accessible through the creation of a new performance edition and piano arrangement.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectDotzaueren_US
dc.subjectVIII Variationsen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectBassoonen_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.advisorDietz, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDietz, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKirkbride, Jerryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHanson, Greggen_US
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