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The Assimilation of Baroque Elements in Ferruccio Busoni's Compositions as Exemplified by the Fantasia nach Bach and the Toccata

Description: Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) has a firmly established reputation as one of the giant pianists of his age, yet his compositions are largely neglected both in musicological circles and on the concert stage. A better understanding of his thought processes might lead to a greater appreciation of his art, and the acknowledgement of his reverence for the music of Bach is an important key to such an understanding. Busoni's Fantasia nach Bach and Toccata, although two decidedly dissimilar compositions in terms of purpose and conception, represent two manifestations of Busoni's respect for Bach, whether it be in the form of assimilating Bach's compositions into one of his own, or by creating an original work to the same mold as some of Bach's works.
Date: August 2009
Creator: Van Schalkwyk, Willem Andreas Stefanus
Partner: UNT Libraries

Allegory of Geometry

Description: A heavily robed female figure holds for display a sheet of paper upon which are geometric drawings. In the figure's left hand are a right angle and a compass. A globe, a serpent, an obilisk, a carved sarcophagus, and a sphinx round out the composition.
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Date: 1649~
Creator: La Hyre, Laurent de
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Using Baroque Vocal Music to Introduce Horn Students to the Musical Concepts of Expression, Articulation, Phrasing, and Tempo

Description: Baroque music is an area largely neglected in the music education of young horn students and wind players in general. Baroque horn repertoire is very demanding primarily due to the range. Baroque composers wrote for horn using the uppermost register of the instrument. In this range the partials are closer together, allowing for more melodic writing. This music requires an advanced level of technique, endurance, and ability. Often this repertoire is not suitable for students until they are well into their collegiate years of study. Frequently this music is performed on descant horns. Since only a small number of middle school and high school horn students continue to play after they leave their school band programs, they many never get first hand experience performing Baroque music. Vocal students are often introduced to Baroque arias early in their training. Purcell’s songs and arias are an excellent example of the literature that young voice students use. These arias and songs can be the perfect portal to Baroque music for horn students as well. Here I have created an edition of Henry Purcell’s songs and arias for young horn students. Each aria used the text as a guide for the “affect” and its impact on tone, articulation, and phrasing. The bass line is also used as a guide for determining tempo and style. Each piece is transcribed as a solo with piano accompaniment and as a duet. The goal of this edition is to use Baroque vocal music to introduce horn students to the musical concepts of expression, articulation, phrasing, and tempo.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Winter, Angela K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Maid Asleep

Description: The painting depicts an interior scene with a woman apparently asleep at the table on which sits a bowl of fruit and a lidded container. There is also a patterned table cloth, a chair and in the distance the interior scene is continued.
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Date: 1656/1657
Creator: Vermeer, Jan
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Music Carpet

Description: The carpet is composed of gold and blue colors. At either end are women holding musical instruments.
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Date: 1685/1697~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Achilles Discovered Among the Women

Description: A figure wearing a red dress wields a sword among a group of people some of whom are on the floor rummaging through trinkets and jewels.
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Date: unknown
Creator: van Dyck, Anthony
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

A Hen

Description: The nautilus shell is enhanced with the addition of sculpted gold turning the shell into the shape of a hen.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Jamnitzer, Christoph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

Description: The pulpit is decorated with many figures of putti and angels. Surrounding the pulpit is a relief depicting the Assumption.
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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

Description: The baptismal font is highly carved and decorated with many figurative sculptures.
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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
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Abbey Church of Ottobeuren

Description: The highly carved choir stalls are in a dark wood with relief decorations above.
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Date: 1737/1766
Creator: Fischer, Johann Michael
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A Girl Crying

Description: The focus of this painting is a girl holding a handkerchief to her eyes as she cries. She wears a dark gray dress and a tight fitting cap. The background of the painting is gray.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Rotari, Pietro
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Youthful Self-Portrait

Description: The painting of a man looking over his right shoulder is dark and mostly in tones of brown. The man's hair is long and he wears a fur collared coat.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Giordano, Luca
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Achilles Discovered Among the Women

Description: A close view of the woman wearing white and two figures behind her is featured in this detail view.
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Date: unknown
Creator: van Dyck, Anthony
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Achilles Discovered Among the Women

Description: The center portion of the painting and the main focus of the action is shown in this detail. The figure raises the sword and women rummage through the trinkets and jewels.
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Date: unknown
Creator: van Dyck, Anthony
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A Lute Player Singing

Description: A man wearing pleated sleeves and an elaborate hat with a feather plays a stringed instrument and sings.
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Date: 1622
Creator: van Baburen, Dirck
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A Lute Player Singing

Description: In this painting detail, a close view of the lute player's face is shown.
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Date: 1622
Creator: van Baburen, Dirck
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A Couple with a Canary

Description: Through a doorway, past a mop and broom, a couple can be seen next to a bird cage.
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Date: unknown
Creator: de Hooch, Pieter
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A Couple with a Canary

Description: A close view of the couple next to the bird cage is seen in this painting detail. The woman is seated and wears a white dress with pink ribbons and the man leans over her to look into the bird cage.
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Date: unknown
Creator: de Hooch, Pieter
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design