Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The oboe works of Richard Dubugnon
by Woolsey, Katherine Elizabeth, D.M., The Florida State University, 2012, 100; 3519381
Abstract (Summary)

In his relatively brief musical career, French-Swiss composer Richard Dubugnon has written orchestral, solo, and chamber works for most instruments and voice types. His symphonic compositions have been performed by such prestigious American orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has written pieces for acclaimed soloists and recording artists, including oboist Nicholas Daniel and violinist Janine Jansen. Despite these recent successes, his exposure has been mostly restricted to the European market. In the last five years, however, Dubugnon has gained momentum as a composer in the United States. Although he has experienced increased popularity with American conductors and musicians, there is relatively little known about him, his musical philosophy, and his compositional process.

The majority of Dubugnon's catalog for woodwind instruments has been composed for the oboe. He has written three pieces for oboe thus far: Cinq Masques, Op. 10 (1995) for solo oboe, Canonic Verses , Op. 16 (1996) for oboe, oboe d'amore, and English horn, and Mikroncerto III, Op. 37 (2005) for oboe d'amore, basset clarinet, and piano. Considering his overall compositional output and relatively short career as a composer, his catalog has produced a significant contribution to the solo and chamber repertoire of the oboe family.

This treatise examines the life of Richard Dubugnon and his works for oboe, oboe d'amore, and English horn, with the purpose of bringing to light his compositions' significance within the general oboe repertoire. This paper will outline Dubugnon's compositional techniques, use of nonmusical media his composition of musical elements, and treatment of extended techniques in his solo and chamber works. This will be accomplished through extensive musical analysis, and a performance guide will be provided where applicable.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ohlsson, Eric
Commitee: Bish, Deborah, Clary, Richard, Keesecker, Jeffrey
School: The Florida State University
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 73/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Concerto, Dubugnon, Richard, English horn, Masks, Oboe, Oboe d'amore
Publication Number: 3519381
ISBN: 9781267522702
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