Ensemble and Guest Artist Concert: 2012-04-01 - UNT Symphonic Band and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra

Ensemble and Guest Artist Concert: 2012-04-01 - UNT Symphonic Band and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra

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Date: April 1, 2012
Creator: UNT Symphonic Band
Description: A symphonic band concert performed at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Robert Schumann's Symphony in D Minor, Op. 120: A Critical Study of Interpretation in the Nineteenth-Century German Symphony

Robert Schumann's Symphony in D Minor, Op. 120: A Critical Study of Interpretation in the Nineteenth-Century German Symphony

Date: May 2003
Creator: Hellner, Jean Marie
Description: Robert Schumann's D-minor Symphony endured harsh criticism during the second half of the nineteenth century because of misunderstandings regarding his compositional approach to the genre of the symphony; changes in performance practices amplified the problems, leading to charges that Schumann was an inept orchestrator. Editions published by Clara Schumann and Alfred Dörffel as well as performing editions prepared by Woldemar Bargiel and Gustav Mahler reflect ideals of the late nineteenth century that differ markedly from those Schumann advanced in his 1851 autograph and in the Symphony's first publication in 1853. An examination of the manuscript sources and the editions authorized by Schumann reveals that he imbued the Symphony with what he called a "special meaning" in the form of an implied narrative. Although Schumann provided no written account of this narrative, it is revealed in orchestrational devices, particularly orchestration, dynamics, and articulation, many of which have been either altered or suppressed by later editors. A reconsideration of these devices as they are transmitted through the authorized sources permits a rediscovery of the work's special meaning and rectifies long-standing misperceptions that have become entrenched in the general literature concerning Schumann in general and the D-minor Symphony in particular.
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Symphony in Three Movements

Symphony in Three Movements

Date: December 1994
Creator: Park, Ki-Seob
Description: Symphony in Three movements is an orchestra work scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in Bb, two bassoons, two horns in F, three trumpets in Bb, three trombones, one tuba, percussion and strings. The percussion consists of timpani, vibraphone, temple block, tom-tom, suspended cymble, bass drum, and gong. The piece is not based on any non-musical image. The three movements of this work, I.(variation-like) II.(ternary) III.(fantasia-like), are based on the combination of the solemn ceremonial atmosphere of Korean music and early twentieth-century Western music.
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Rediscovering "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend"

Rediscovering "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend"

Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: McKnight, Mark & Cleveland, Susannah, 1972-
Description: This article is based on the authors' presentation at the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference in Austin, Texas, April 2005 and discusses Arturo Toscanini.
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[News Script: Hendl receives musical award]

[News Script: Hendl receives musical award]

Date: March 29, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the end of the Dallas Symphony's 1953 season under conductor Walter Hendl.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Symphony birthday]

[News Script: Symphony birthday]

Date: February 15, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for its final Fort Worth concert before embarking on a 13-state tour.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections