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Technical demands of selected contemporary works for violin

Ho, ACK 2006 , 'Technical demands of selected contemporary works for violin', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This exegesis provides an overview of selected contemporary works composed for the
violin over the past four decades. It elaborates on the practical demonstration and
interpretation of contemporary composition, as well as some of the ideas and
innovations that have shaped performance practice. Live and recorded performances
and a web-based demonstration are used to illustrate a variety of technical and
expressive demands placed on the performer of the selected violin repertoire.
Three recorded doctoral recitals demonstrate links between traditional and
contemporary violin music. The intention of the recitals is to show the audience that
contemporary violin music is accessible to both player and audience. The ideas that
underpin this music are explored in the written component of the exegesis.
Some of the issues facing performance of contemporary music are addressed, with
particular emphasis on the influence exerted by the experimental movement and the
indeterminist style. The intention is to consider music and musical practice that
pushes the boundaries of the traditional classical paradigm. Works studied in depth
are by composers Luciano Berio, Robert Davidson, Damien Ricketson and Clarence

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Ho, ACK
Keywords: Berio, Luciano, 1925-2003, Davidson, Robert, 1965-, Ricketson, Damien, 1973-, Mai, Weizhu, Violin
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Accompanying six CDs in separate container. Thesis (PhD)--University of Tasmania, 2007. Includes bibliographical references. Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Technical demands of the violin after 1960 -- Ch. 3. Performance discussion: Luciano Berio, Robert Davidson, Damien Ricketson, Clarence Mak

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