A study of the Violin Concerto in D Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams

A study of the Violin Concerto in D Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Date: May 2010
Creator: Kim, Si Hyung
Description: The focus of this study is to provide a clear understanding of Vaughan Williams' Violin Concerto in D Minor. In terms of form and compositional technique, this concerto is particularly challenging, because of Vaughan Williams' use of rhythmic motives and modes. This study is undertaken through an analysis. For a better understanding, a historical background, including overall form of each movement and key relationships, is explored and discussed. Then, Vaughan Williams' use of a ritornello-like motive, melody and modality as unifying elements is also identified and examined. In identifying the major features of Vaughan Williams' compositional style of this violin concerto, musicians will be able to understand better his unique musical expression. This study may serve as an introduction to the music of Vaughan Williams for musicians and society worldwide. It is hoped that it will motivate all violinists to perform this concerto more frequently.
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A Performer's Guide to Béla Bartók's Violin Concerto No 1, Opus Posthumous, 1907–1908

A Performer's Guide to Béla Bartók's Violin Concerto No 1, Opus Posthumous, 1907–1908

Date: August 2013
Creator: Jobbágy, Szemoke
Description: Despite Bartók's lasting international fame, some of his works remain unjustly lesser-known. One of the pieces that still resides in relative obscurity is his Violin Concerto No.1—a gem of the violin repertoire that must be brought to the broader public's attention. The fact that the concerto was hidden definitely contributed to its little–known status at first. However, the most important cause for the lack of enthusiasm to tackle this terrific work lies in the unorthodox demands it puts on the violinist. The purpose of this paper is to provide musical and technical suggestions based on Bartók's performing style and on his requirements for performer, which will help to create a more persuasive interpretation of the piece. The guide covers the questions of character, articulation, dynamics, and other performance aspects, and also provides practical suggestions, such as fingerings and bowings. It is hoped that this study will help violin performers to gain additional knowledge and insight into this composition and encourage more frequent performances of it.
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Combining of Korean Traditional Performance and Recent German Techniques in Isang Yun's Kontraste: Zwei Stücke für Violine Solo (1987)

Combining of Korean Traditional Performance and Recent German Techniques in Isang Yun's Kontraste: Zwei Stücke für Violine Solo (1987)

Date: December 2010
Creator: Kim, Hyo Jung
Description: Isang Yun (1917-1995) embraced a masterful combination of two elements derived from his life: his Korean cultural upbringing and Western musical traditions. This dissertation explores Yun's distinctive style through an analysis of his Kontraste: Zwei Stücke für Violine Solo. Following the introduction (Chapter 1), Chapter 2 contains a brief biography of Isang Yun, and explores the compositions of his Korean period (1917-1955) and his European period (1956-1995). It also discusses how Yun's musical styles changed during these two periods as a result of important life events and due to cultural and political influences. Chapter 3 examines Korean instruments such as Kayakem, Hae-Kem, and Pak; discusses Nonghyun (traditional string techniques of ornamentation in Korean music); and introduces Korean performance techniques. This chapter also provides explanations of these concepts, illustrated through various examples. A subsequent discussion illuminates Yin-Yang theory and Jeong-Jung-Dong, both elements of Taoist philosophy that influenced Yun's compositional style. This is followed by explanations of Hauptton and Umspielung, two compositional techniques that Yun developed and employed in Kontraste. Yun created the idea of Hauptton to reflect the Korean traditional concept of a single note. He used the term Umspielung ("playing around" in German) to describe his interpretation of the four ...
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Ensemble: 2007-10-19 - UNT Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble: 2007-10-19 - UNT Symphony Orchestra

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Date: October 19, 2007
Creator: UNT Symphony Orchestra
Description: Concert presented at the UNT College of Music Winspear Performance Hall.
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Ensemble: 2002-10-07 - Faculty Chamber Music

Ensemble: 2002-10-07 - Faculty Chamber Music

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Date: October 7, 2002
Creator: Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
Description: Concert presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall.
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Ensemble: 2004-11-17 - UNT Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble: 2004-11-17 - UNT Symphony Orchestra

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Date: November 17, 2004
Creator: UNT Symphony Orchestra
Description: Concert presented at Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
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Ensemble: 2001-02-08 - Faculty Chamber Music

Ensemble: 2001-02-08 - Faculty Chamber Music

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Date: February 8, 2002
Creator: Faculty Chamber Music
Description: Faculty performance at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall.
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Faculty Recital: 2006-10-17 - John Holt, trumpet

Faculty Recital: 2006-10-17 - John Holt, trumpet

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Date: October 17, 2006
Creator: Holt, John, 1959-
Description: Faculty and student recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall
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Faculty Recital: 2009-10-14 - Rossitza Goza, violin

Faculty Recital: 2009-10-14 - Rossitza Goza, violin

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Date: October 14, 2009
Creator: Goza, Rossitza
Description: Faculty recital performed at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall.
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Ensemble: 2012-03-14 - UNT Concert Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Ensemble: 2012-03-14 - UNT Concert Orchestra and Chamber Choir

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Date: March 14, 2012
Creator: UNT Concert Orchestra
Description: A symphonic orchestra concert at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall
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