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Does Spotify Really Hurt Artists?, Daniel Witt 2019 Brigham Young University

Does Spotify Really Hurt Artists?, Daniel Witt

Marriott Student Review

For years, members of the music industry have debated whether music streaming services like Spotify help or hurt artists. This article explores the pros and cons of music streaming and argues that overall, Spotify and services like it are helping artists to achieve their career goals.


Understanding The Cultural And Nationalistic Impacts Of The Moguchaya Kuchka, Austin M. Doub 2019 Cedarville University

Understanding The Cultural And Nationalistic Impacts Of The Moguchaya Kuchka, Austin M. Doub

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This paper explores Russian culture beginning in the mid nineteenth-century as the leading group of composers and musicians known as the moguchaya kuchka, or The Mighty Five, sought to influence Russian culture and develop a "pure" school of Russian music amid rampant westernization. Comprised of César Cui, Alexander Borodin, Mily Balakirev, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, this group of inspired musicians opposed westernization and supported Official Nationalism by the incorporation of folklore, local village traditions, and promotion of their Tsar as a supreme political leader. In particular, the works of Balakirev, Cui, and Mussorgsky established cultural pride and contributed to ...


2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 26, 2019, Robiyakhon Akromova, Guzal Isametdinova, Yiming Tang, Meng Hsin Shih, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Shiyu Liu, Feruza Dadabaeva, Abigail Rowland, Benjamin Shaposhnikov, Christa Rotolo, Aaron Small, Aaron Chan 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 26, 2019, Robiyakhon Akromova, Guzal Isametdinova, Yiming Tang, Meng Hsin Shih, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Shiyu Liu, Feruza Dadabaeva, Abigail Rowland, Benjamin Shaposhnikov, Christa Rotolo, Aaron Small, Aaron Chan

Performance Forum

No abstract provided.


2019-2020 Third Annual Alumni Concert, David Suarez, Kelsey Lin, Laura Sinclair, Carlos Felipe Viña, Mario Zelaya, Roberto Henriquez, Carina Inoue, Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza, Felicia Besan, Aziz Sapaev, Valentin Mansurov, Olga Konovalova, Stojo Miselioski, Marco Navarrete, Sharon Janezic, Guzal Isametdinova, Daniel Andai, Erika Andersen, Joseph Adkins, Michael Puryear, Jeff Adkins 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Third Annual Alumni Concert, David Suarez, Kelsey Lin, Laura Sinclair, Carlos Felipe Viña, Mario Zelaya, Roberto Henriquez, Carina Inoue, Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza, Felicia Besan, Aziz Sapaev, Valentin Mansurov, Olga Konovalova, Stojo Miselioski, Marco Navarrete, Sharon Janezic, Guzal Isametdinova, Daniel Andai, Erika Andersen, Joseph Adkins, Michael Puryear, Jeff Adkins

Alumni Concerts

20th Anniversary Concert Series


2019-2020 Philharmonia No. 1, Lynn University Philharmonia, Guillermo Figueroa, Jon Robertson, Hugo Valverde Villalobos 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Philharmonia No. 1, Lynn University Philharmonia, Guillermo Figueroa, Jon Robertson, Hugo Valverde Villalobos

Philharmonia

The Conservatory 20th Anniversary Concert Series

Concert Date & Time: September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM & September 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Program

  • Rêverie et Caprice for Violin and Orchestra, H. 88 / Hector Berlioz
  • Guillermo Figueroa, violin
  • Jon Robertson, conductor
  • Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11 / Richard Strauss
  • Hugo A. Valverde, horn (B.M. 2016)
  • Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 / Sergei Prokofiev


2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 19, 2019, Klyde Ledamo, Sharon Villegas, Shuyi Wang, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Naomi Franklin 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 19, 2019, Klyde Ledamo, Sharon Villegas, Shuyi Wang, Sheng Yuan Kuan, Naomi Franklin

Performance Forum

A conversational event with Hugo Valverde took place at the end of this forum.


2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 12, 2019, Aaron Small, Mario Rivieccio, Tyler Coffman, Aaron Chan 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Performance Forum - September 12, 2019, Aaron Small, Mario Rivieccio, Tyler Coffman, Aaron Chan

Performance Forum

No abstract provided.


Music Faculty Gala Concert, Department of Music, University of Richmond 2019 University of Richmond

Music Faculty Gala Concert, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


2019-2020 Lynn University Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Amis, Karl van Richards, Hideki Sunaga, Mark Poljak, Natalie Smith, Kevin Karabell, Joseph Guimaraes, Dunia Andreu 2019 Lynn University

2019-2020 Lynn University Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Amis, Karl Van Richards, Hideki Sunaga, Mark Poljak, Natalie Smith, Kevin Karabell, Joseph Guimaraes, Dunia Andreu

Wind Ensemble

The Conservatory 20th Anniversary Concert Series The Conservatory alumni are featured as soloists in this concert.

Program

  • La Chasse, op. 44 / Paul (Pavel Vranicky) Wranitzky - Karl van Richards, Piano
  • Mozart new-look / Jean Françaix - Hideki Sunaga, Double Bass
  • Lied et Scherzo, op. 54 / Florent Schmitt - Audrey Destito-Stutt, French Horn
  • Symphonia Concertante (Symphony No. 5) / Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Mark Poljak and Natalie Smith, Trumpets
  • Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca / Silvestre Revueltas - Kevin Karabell, Trumpet and Joseph Guimaraes, Tuba
  • The Light Fantastic / Andrew Rindfleisch - Dunia Andreu Benitez, Bass Clarinet


Analyzing Harmonic Polarities: A Tonal Narrative Approach, Stephen J. Whale 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Analyzing Harmonic Polarities: A Tonal Narrative Approach, Stephen J. Whale

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This dissertation aims to develop an approach to analyzing common-practice repertoire based on the dynamic interplay of centripetal and centrifugal forces. It aims at interpreting various kinds of chromaticism and modulation in terms of the interaction of forces moving away from the tonic or principal key (centrifugal) and those returning to it (centripetal). Centripetal forces also correspond to the force of cadential substantiation of keys, not only the principal key, which I call temporal-centripetal force; temporal-centrifugal forces correspond to the phenomena of tonal instability, of motion through multiple regions.

The dynamic interplay and counterbalancing of these forces is a core ...


Reimagining The Flute Masterclass: Case Studies Exploring Artistry, Authority, And Embodiment, Sarah Carrier 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Reimagining The Flute Masterclass: Case Studies Exploring Artistry, Authority, And Embodiment, Sarah Carrier

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This work explores the flute masterclass as an aesthetic, ritualized, and historically reimagined cultural practice. Based on fieldwork that took place between 2017 and 2019 in the United States, in Italy, and on the social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, I argue that the masterclass—an extension of the master/apprentice system that dominates learning in the classical music tradition—is characterized by embodied qualities of artistry and authority. These qualities are not inherent, but are perceived through subjective, social, familied, and affective bodies.

Chapter One outlines the main themes and the research design. Chapter Two is a case ...


Johann Nauwach's Teütscher Villanellen: A Critical Performance Edition With Performance Practice Commentary, Christopher Pfund 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Johann Nauwach's Teütscher Villanellen: A Critical Performance Edition With Performance Practice Commentary, Christopher Pfund

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Johann Nauwach (1595–1630) was an early seventeenth-century German lutenist who was sent to Florence to study with Medici court lutenist, Lorenzo Allegri (1567–1648). Nauwach returned to Dresden around 1618 and published two volumes of songs. His first, Libro primo di arie passegiate a una voce per cantar (1623), contains monodic settings of popular Italian eclogues into which he composed extensive diminutions similar in style to Caccini. In 1627, Nauwach published Teütscher Villanellen dedicated to the nuptial celebrations of Sophie Eleonore of Saxony and Landgrave Georg II of Hesse-Darmstadt –– the same celebration for which Heinrich Schütz (1585 ...


Women's Contributions To Viola Repertoire And Pedagogy In The Twentieth Century: Rebecca Clarke, Lillian Fuchs, And Rosemary Glyde, Eva R. Gerard 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Women's Contributions To Viola Repertoire And Pedagogy In The Twentieth Century: Rebecca Clarke, Lillian Fuchs, And Rosemary Glyde, Eva R. Gerard

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This dissertation discusses the life and work of Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979), Lillian Fuchs (1901–1995), and Rosemary Glyde (1949–1994), whose concept of the viola’s sound was fundamentally different from their male counterparts Lionel Tertis (1875–1975) and William Primrose (1904–1982). These women’s work has mostly been ignored, due to their gender and use of small forms in their compositions. This dissertation will explore the journeys of these three women through a discussion of their performances, pedagogy, and compositions; simultaneously it will chart the viola’s journey from obscurity to recognition as well as its evolution ...


Baroque Pianism: Perspectives On Playing Baroque Keyboard Music On The Piano, With Emphasis On Bach’S Fugues In The Well-Tempered Clavier, Chih-tung Cheng 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Baroque Pianism: Perspectives On Playing Baroque Keyboard Music On The Piano, With Emphasis On Bach’S Fugues In The Well-Tempered Clavier, Chih-Tung Cheng

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In a famous quote, Schumann described the fugues in Bach's Well-tempered Clavier as pianists’ “daily bread.” This dissertation explains how these fugues can be pianists’ practical daily bread by encouraging them to explore a virtuosity of subtlety. I assert that the compositional complexity in these fugues increases pianistic challenges in both interpretive and technical aspects; these challenges can lead pianists to explore a multi-faced pianistic awareness in a way that they may not encounter when performing other styles of music.


Performing Rhythmic Dissonance In Ligeti’S Études, Book 1: A Perception-Driven Approach And Re-Notation, Imri Talgam 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Performing Rhythmic Dissonance In Ligeti’S Études, Book 1: A Perception-Driven Approach And Re-Notation, Imri Talgam

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Interpretive approaches to the Études have been limited by Ligeti’s choice of notation, which creates several layers of difficulty in the presentation of complex rhythms. In order to resolve some of these difficulties, this dissertation includes a complete re-notation of four Etudes, using a methodology based on research in cognition and perception of rhythm.

Based on this new score, the notion of rhythmic dissonance is developed as an analytical tool to investigate in-time perception of rhythmic complexity, drawing on existing work on metric entrainment and metric dissonance. Different compositional strategies for the production of rhythmic dissonance are shown to ...


Exploring Political Action And Socialization Through Group Improvisation Within The Music Of Frederic Rzewski And Cornelius Cardew, Marcel Rominger 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Exploring Political Action And Socialization Through Group Improvisation Within The Music Of Frederic Rzewski And Cornelius Cardew, Marcel Rominger

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In the late 1960s, socialist composers, Cornelius Cardew and Frederic Rzewski, each established ensembles with the purpose of performing works consisting of experimental forms of improvisation. By employing group improvisation, and including untrained, non-musicians within their performances, they strove to use these ensembles as a model for society itself; this model includes a dissolution of the hierarchy among performers and the barrier between performer and audience. Improvisation helped music resist commodification by the culture industry or appropriation by authoritarian regimes for the purpose of propaganda. This dissertation aims to explore how Cardew and Rzewski constituted effective socialization and political action ...


James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Analysis And Interpretation, Laura Duffy 2019 The University of Western Ontario

James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Analysis And Interpretation, Laura Duffy

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study examines three vocal chamber works by Canadian composer James Rolfe (b. 1961). Rolfe's vocal chamber music is examined through analysis of text setting, melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic components of his compositional style in vocal writing. Specific performance requirements and vocal considerations of each selected work are then provided.

This study demonstrates Rolfe’s substantial contributions to Canadian vocal chamber music and provides specific information to guide vocalists and educators through the process of learning and performing this music; highlighting his specific contributions to the genre.

The goal of this research is to increase awareness of Rolfe's ...


Developing A Pedagogical Method Of Stylistic Keyboard Improvisation, Jonathan Morris 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Developing A Pedagogical Method Of Stylistic Keyboard Improvisation, Jonathan Morris

Keyboard Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Although improvisation today is often associated with jazz or contemporary music, it played an important role in Western Art Music performances until recently. For many great composers of the past, improvisation was a central element of the music-making process. Often, pianists and composers would include improvised portions of music in their concerts or would alter their compositions in real time during performances. Many factors led to the decline of this type of music, including composers’ desire for more control with regard to their compositions and the advent of recording technology. As technological advances came to allow for note-perfect recordings, improvisations ...


Dvd Review: Rossi, Luigi. L’Orfeo. Pygmalion, Musical Direction By Raphaël Pichon, Staging By Jetske Mijnssen. Recorded At L’Opéra National De Lorraine (Nancy), February 7 And 9, 2016. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 2017. Hmd 9859058.59 Dvd And Blu-Ray Disc., Roger Freitas 2019 Eastman School of Music

Dvd Review: Rossi, Luigi. L’Orfeo. Pygmalion, Musical Direction By Raphaël Pichon, Staging By Jetske Mijnssen. Recorded At L’Opéra National De Lorraine (Nancy), February 7 And 9, 2016. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 2017. Hmd 9859058.59 Dvd And Blu-Ray Disc., Roger Freitas

Performance Practice Review

DVD Review: Rossi, Luigi. L’Orfeo. Pygmalion, musical direction by Raphaël Pichon, staging by Jetske Mijnssen. Recorded at L’Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), February 7 and 9, 2016. Arles: Harmonia Mundi, 2017. HMD 9859058.59 DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Roger Freitas discusses a production of Rossi's L'Orfeo recorded on DVD.


Singing God's Words: The Performance Of Biblical Chant In Contemporary Judaism, Mili Leitner Cohen 2019 University of Chicago

Singing God's Words: The Performance Of Biblical Chant In Contemporary Judaism, Mili Leitner Cohen

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

A book review is presented for Jeffrey Summit, Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).


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