Defense Date

2-18-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

James Houlik

Committee Member

Jack Howell

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Committee Member

Judith Bowman

Committee Member

Dr. Stephen Benham

Committee Member

Edward Kocher

Keywords

Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon, Copland, Brahms, Harvey

Abstract

This recital features three members of the woodwind family: clarinet, flute, and bassoon. The primary focus of this recital is on the clarinet repertoire. The music ranges across the eras, from Baroque to 20th Century, and is written by composers from North America and Europe. Along with the wide range of compositional styles, the music presents the virtuosity and range of the woodwind family. Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, No. 1 demonstrates a very classical approach to the clarinet after he was inspired by clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld. Harvey's Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin focuses more on a jazz and theatrically inspired side of the clarinet. Copland's Clarinet Concerto, composed for Benny Goodman, incorporates classical, jazz, and North and South American elements. All of these works exemplify the woodwind family and their capabilities.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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