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Type: Thesis
Title: Folk influences in concert repertoire for the violin: a performer’s perspective.
Author: Radke, Melanie
Issue Date: 2007
School/Discipline: Elder Conservatorium of Music
Abstract: The submission focuses on the performance of violin works that incorporate elements of folk music. It investigates some of the ways in which traditional folk melodies are utilised in violin repertoire and considers the implications for performance. It recognises that when performing music inspired by folk idioms the classical violinist often needs to adopt a different set of technical and musical objectives relevant to the cultural origin of the work. The submission takes the form of two CD recordings with a supporting exegesis. The exegesis discusses those aspects of the performances that stem from the cultural traditions to which the repertoire is related. Due to the broad nature of this topic my investigation was confined to selected works that stemmed from English and Hungarian traditional music. The exegesis examines the relevance of the research and the application of these discoveries in performance. The main focus is the incorporation of traditional Hungarian characteristics in the performance of Bartók’s Rhapsody No 2 for Violin and Piano, and Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Violoncello, Op 7. Discussion then moves to Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and the differences required to recreate the sound of the traditional English fiddler.
Advisor: Lockett, David Robert
Cuddeford, James
Tam, Terence
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Mus.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2007
Keywords: Bela Bartok; Zoltan Kodaly; folksong; folkmusic; Hungarian music; Dohnanyi; Vaughan Williams; English music; violin; performance
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