Defense Date

12-11-2011

Graduation Date

2011

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Xiu-ru Li

Committee Member

Sr. Carole Ann Riley

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Keywords

Voice, Mozart, Strauss, Argento, Liszt, Rachmaninoff

Abstract

This graduate recital in voice presents a wide scope of the soprano recital repertoire and explores the relationship between music and literature throughout the centuries. Mozart's "Bella mia fiamma… Resta, o cara, " K. 528 represents the Italian Classical period; the text is based on the Roman myth of the goddess Ceres. Strauss' Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67 represents German Lieder from the late-Romantic period; the set presents a German translation of Ophelia's mad scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Argento's Six Elizabethan Songs represent 20th-century music, but Argento draws the text from various poets of the Elizabethan era. Selected songs by Franz Liszt are representative of the French mélodie from the Romantic period; they set the text of the Romantic poet Victor Hugo. Rachmaninoff's Six Songs, Op. 38 represent the post-Romantic (nearly Impressionist) period and explore Russian Symbolist poetry.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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