An investigation of the influence of central Italian folk music on composers' use of bassoon in select symphonic and large chamber works of the nineteenth century

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dc.contributor.advisor Pohly, Linda, 1954-
dc.contributor.advisor Sweger, Keith
dc.contributor.author Buck, Allison
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-18T14:46:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-18T14:46:52Z
dc.date.created 2013-12-14
dc.date.issued 2013-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197777
dc.description.abstract This study has investigated the influence of Central Italian folk music in select compositions of Ottorino Respighi, Peter Tchaikovsky, Felix Mendelssohn, and Jean Sibelius. Through the titles of these pieces, one can infer that they were influenced by the composer living in Italy, or visiting, on holiday. This study also includes a brief history of the serenade, from the traditional Italian folk practice to Antonín Dvořák’s treatment of the more modern 19th-century genre. A review of the evolution of the state of ethnomusicology in Italy, including discussion of art and folk-music instruments, poetry, carnevale, and processions within the region of Italy is included. Further, I provide information on tonal and instrumental characteristics and specific folk dances to aid in the investigation of the treatment of folk melodies within 19th-century pieces. The result of this research not only provides a more accurate interpretation of stylistic issues when 19th-century works containing Italian folk-music attributes are performed, but also the knowledge that the title of a piece does not necessarily indicate a musical significance. Some works exhibit a direct musical influence while others are “Italian” in name only. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.lcsh Folk music -- Italy, Central -- History and criticism.
dc.subject.lcsh Bassoon music -- History and criticism.
dc.subject.lcsh Symphony -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Chamber music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
dc.title An investigation of the influence of central Italian folk music on composers' use of bassoon in select symphonic and large chamber works of the nineteenth century en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1738074


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