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The Fourth Unaccompanied solo Violoncello Suite of J.S.Bach: An interpretive comparative study

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Campbell, B (2004) The Fourth Unaccompanied solo Violoncello Suite of J.S.Bach: An interpretive comparative study. Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This exegesis will discuss the issues surrounding performance practice, particularly
relating to the Baroque period, through a comparative study of the interpretations of
J.S.Bach's Fourth Unaccompanied Suite for Violoncello by Pablo Casals and Anner
Byslma.
The paper is divided into three main chapters. The first examines the various elements of
interpretation which affect the study and performance of Baroque music in today' s
musical landscape. The second is an interpretive comparative study of the recordings of
the performers, with a detailed analysis of the fourth movement of the suite, the
Sarabande. The final chapter focuses on my own interpretation of this suite, comparing it
to the interpretations of the two performers and discussing the effect their interpretations
have had on my own.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 04:22
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