Author

Kate Kroko

Defense Date

4-1-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Stephen Benham

Committee Member

Charles Stegeman

Committee Member

Marylene Gingras-Roy

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Keywords

Viola, Recital, Bloch, Penderecki, Hindemith, Tower

Abstract

This recital explores the solo viola literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pieces range in date from 1922 to 2005 and present the various styles and techniques of virtuoso viola playing developed in the modern era. The selection of pieces presented on this recital chronicles the viola's journey to become a legitimate solo instrument in the 20th century. Works performed include: Cadenza per viola sola by Krzysztof Penderecki, Purple Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra by Joan Tower, Suite for Viola Solo (Unfinished) by Ernest Bloch, Lamentations of Jeremiah for Viola Solo by Milton Barnes, and Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 25 No. 4 by Paul Hindemith. Works by both male and female composers are presented, and a wide variety of compositional styles are represented, including works by Polish, American, Canadian, and German composers.

Works performed encompass three periods of the modern era: Hindemith - early 20th century, Bloch and Barnes - mid-20th century, Penderecki and Tower - present day.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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