Defense Date

3-12-2011

Graduation Date

2011

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Carole Riley

Committee Member

Guenko Guechev

Committee Member

Benjamin Binder

Keywords

Aria, Art song, Baroque, Bass-Baritone, Romantic

Abstract

This recital explores the bass-baritone character within both the opera and art song community, from recitative and arias symbolic of the Baroque style, to the Bel canto form of singing recitative and aria in the 19th century. This includes as well, the Romantic Lieder and Art songs that find themselves within the 20th century too. Vocally demanding, the singer finds themselves while switching from Baroque to Romantic, but the mission of this Recital is to understand vocally what needs to be achieved in order to sustain for a full hour-long performance. Works include opera arias from Don Pasquale, La Sonnambula, and Tamerlano, as well as Art songs of the French and German heritage, with the added touch of English Lute Songs, performed with harpsichord. Such Composers this recital indulges in are none other than G.F. Handel, J.S Bach, Maurice Ravel, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, John Dowland as well as Stephen Sondheim. By focusing on Major languages and changing stylistic periods this recital fulfills the requirements of the Graduate Recital as dictated by Duquesne University.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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