The Castrato Sacrifice: Was it Justified?

The Castrato Sacrifice: Was it Justified?

Date: August 2006
Creator: Sowle, Jennifer
Description: One of the greatest mysteries in the history of music is the castrato singers of the Baroque era. Castration has existed for many thousands of years, but for the first time in history, it was used for artistic purposes. Who were these men who seemingly gave up their masculinity for the sake of music? By examining the time period and circumstances in which these musicians lived, an answer may be found. Exploring the economic, social, and political structure of the 17th and 18th centuries may reveal the mindset behind such a strange yet accepted practice. The in-depth study of their lives and careers will help lift the veil of mystery that surrounds them. Was their physical sacrifice a blessing or a curse? Was it worth it?
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Ensemble: 2011-03-04 - UNT Opera and UNT Concert Orchestra

Ensemble: 2011-03-04 - UNT Opera and UNT Concert Orchestra

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Date: March 4, 2011
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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The Influence of National Styles on the Compositions of Pauline Viardot

The Influence of National Styles on the Compositions of Pauline Viardot

Date: May 2009
Creator: McCormack, Jessica
Description: Unlike other song composers of the 19th century, Pauline Viardot wrote in many languages and national styles. Her songs, "Haï Luli!," "In der Frühe," "Morirò," "La nuit monte/ Già la notte," "Canción de la Infanta," "Юноша и дьва," "Le Rêve de Jésus," are examples of Viardot's ability to compose in many languages and national styles.
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Doctoral Recital: 2009-09-17 - Jonathan Yarrington, tenor

Doctoral Recital: 2009-09-17 - Jonathan Yarrington, tenor

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Date: September 17, 2009
Creator: Yarrington, Jonathan
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
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The Formative Years: an Exploration of the Early Training and Song Juvenilia of Samuel Barber

The Formative Years: an Exploration of the Early Training and Song Juvenilia of Samuel Barber

Date: May 2013
Creator: Chester, Derek T.
Description: In the art of song composition, American composer Samuel Barber was the perfect storm. Barber spent years studying under superb instruction and became adept as a pianist, singer, composer, and in literature and languages. The songs that Barber composed during those years of instruction, many of which have been posthumously published, are waypoints on his journey to compositional maturity. These early songs display his natural inclinations, his self-determination, his growth through trial and error, and the slow flowering of a musical vision, meticulously cultivated by the educational opportunities provided to him by his family and his many devoted mentors. Using existing well-known and recently uncovered biographical data, as well as both published and unpublished song juvenilia and mature songs, this dissertation examines the importance of Barber's earliest musical and academic training in relationship to his development as a song composer.
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Ensemble: 2008-11-16 - UNT Opera

Ensemble: 2008-11-16 - UNT Opera

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Date: November 16, 2008
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera performed at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2005-04-17 - Albert Herring

Ensemble: 2005-04-17 - Albert Herring

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Date: April 17, 2005
Creator: Opera Theatre
Description: Opera Theatre performance of Albert Herring at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2005-04-10 - Albert Herring

Ensemble: 2005-04-10 - Albert Herring

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Date: April 10, 2005
Creator: Opera Theatre
Description: Opera Theatre performance of Albert Herring at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2005-04-08 - Albert Herring

Ensemble: 2005-04-08 - Albert Herring

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Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Opera Theatre
Description: Opera Theatre performance of Albert Herring at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2002-11-24 - Opera Theatre: Lucia di Lammermoor

Ensemble: 2002-11-24 - Opera Theatre: Lucia di Lammermoor

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Date: November 24, 2002
Creator: Opera Theatre
Description: Presented at the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
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