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Type: Thesis
Title: The Application and Performance of Extended Techniques and Descriptive Score Annotations on Classical Guitar from 1970-2012: A Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis
Author: Shepherd, Alexandra Lauren
Issue Date: 2021
School/Discipline: Elder Conservatorium of Music
Abstract: This study explores the technical and musical approaches taken to interpret and perform extended techniques called for in the chosen classical guitar repertoire. In identifying, analysing, and preparing these techniques for performance a distinction is made between prescriptive notation for non-standard performance techniques and text-based i.e. descriptive score annotations that composers use to evoke imagery or moods. This study will explore these two lines of inquiry i.e. the technical problems of extended techniques, and interpretative conundrums in relation to the realisation of descriptive score annotations. The repertoire performed and discussed includes solo works by Nikita Koshkin, Phillip Houghton, Brad Richter, and Richard Charlton as well as the duo composition Casablanca by Jaime Zenamon. This submission for the Master of Philosophy degree (Music Performance) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide consists of two recorded recitals supported by a 7,500- word exegesis.
Advisor: Fartach-Naini, Oliver
Whittington, Stephen
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2021
Keywords: Extended techniques
descriptive score annotations
Phillip Houghton
Brad Richter
Nikita Koshkin
Jaime Zenamon
Richard Charlton
Einojuhani Rautavaara
practice-based research
practice-led research
Description: Part A: Recorded Recitals -- Part B: Exegesis
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