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Type: Theses
Title: The realization of extended performance practices in selected works for piano by Frederic Rzewski: a portfolio of recordings and exegesis
Author: Hribar, Ashley
Issue Date: 2017
School/Discipline: Elder Conservatorium of Music
Abstract: This project explores through performance those aspects of Frederic Rzewski’s piano music that require ‘specific’ (that is, notated), ‘non-specific’ (left unspecified), and ‘in-between’ (implied) extended performance practices. In so doing, the project focuses on seldom-performed works that variously incorporate speech, improvisation and other unconventional practices. The study investigates the vast spectrum of interpretative challenges embedded in Rzewski’s notational style. These challenges were resolved by providing a methodology that, while specific to the works in question, also serves as a model for pianists interested in applying to other repertoire employing extended performance practices. The additional works Etude For the Beginning of Time (2013) by Snezana Nesic and ‘Ash’ Fantasie (2012), Thrashley meets Audrey (2014) and Journey to Damascus (2016) by the author, have been included to compare and understand the ambivalent aspects found in Rzewski’s piano works. The outcome comprises five CD/DVD recordings and an exegesis that incorporates input from Rzewski himself, which details and documents the interpretative possibilities of the selected works.
Advisor: Carroll, Mark Stephen
Whittington, Stephen Charles
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2018
Keywords: piano performance
Frederic Rzewski
extended performance practice
musical avant garde
Description: Vol. 1: Exegesis -- Vol. 2: CD/DVD Recordings -- Disc 1: Frederic Rzewski: North American Ballads (1978-9) and other works by Ashley Hribar -- Disc 2: Frederic Rzewski: The Road Part 6, Travelling with Children (1999-2000) -- Disc 3: Frederic Rzewski: Marriage and other works for piano -- Disc 4: Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together and other works 116 for piano -- Disc 5(DVD): Frederic Rzewski: Rubinstein in Berlin and other works -- Disc 6: Musical Scores for Discs 1-5 (PDFs)
Provenance: This electronic version is made publicly available by the University of Adelaide in accordance with its open access policy for student theses. Copyright in this thesis remains with the author. This thesis may incorporate third party material which has been used by the author pursuant to Fair Dealing exceptions. If you are the owner of any included third party copyright material you wish to be removed from this electronic version, please complete the take down form located at:
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