Persistent Link:
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Title:
GESAMTKUNSTWERK ARIZONA A CREATIVE SYNTHESIS OF POETRY AND MUSIC
Author:
MILLER, ALEXANDER ALBERT
Issue Date:
2016
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:
Throughout the history of German culture, the synthesis of text and music has been central to the cultural and social identity of its respective eras. The union of poetry and text that immediately comes to mind is the Deutsche Lieder, the term used to describe the practice of setting classic German poetry to music during the early 19th century. The poetry of the Weimarer Klassik, principally the works of Goethe and Schiller, was honored by composers of the next generation through their Lieder, seeking to manifest these renowned works in the form of music. However, the synthesis of text and music in German culture had long since been a testament to underlying social temperament, from the introspective chants of Hildegard von Bingen conveying the spiritual mysticism of the 12th century, to the cynical and ironic Episches Theater, or Epic Theater, of Bertolt Brecht in the 20th century. The idea of this project is to similarly find a synthesis of music and text, such that a perspective on the contemporary German identity is manifested and communicated with an audience, simultaneously commenting on and participating in German culture. This project culminates with a live musical performance and poetry reading, both of which are original creations by the artist, in hopes of sharing an appreciation for German culture with the University of Arizona community. The performance can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEehSGWO6N81Lc0gqg8tIg
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; German Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chisholm, David

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dc.titleGESAMTKUNSTWERK ARIZONA A CREATIVE SYNTHESIS OF POETRY AND MUSICen_US
dc.creatorMILLER, ALEXANDER ALBERTen
dc.contributor.authorMILLER, ALEXANDER ALBERTen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThroughout the history of German culture, the synthesis of text and music has been central to the cultural and social identity of its respective eras. The union of poetry and text that immediately comes to mind is the Deutsche Lieder, the term used to describe the practice of setting classic German poetry to music during the early 19th century. The poetry of the Weimarer Klassik, principally the works of Goethe and Schiller, was honored by composers of the next generation through their Lieder, seeking to manifest these renowned works in the form of music. However, the synthesis of text and music in German culture had long since been a testament to underlying social temperament, from the introspective chants of Hildegard von Bingen conveying the spiritual mysticism of the 12th century, to the cynical and ironic Episches Theater, or Epic Theater, of Bertolt Brecht in the 20th century. The idea of this project is to similarly find a synthesis of music and text, such that a perspective on the contemporary German identity is manifested and communicated with an audience, simultaneously commenting on and participating in German culture. This project culminates with a live musical performance and poetry reading, both of which are original creations by the artist, in hopes of sharing an appreciation for German culture with the University of Arizona community. The performance can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEehSGWO6N81Lc0gqg8tIgen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGerman Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorChisholm, Daviden
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