Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The art of allusion: The usage of symbolism in Recollections of the Forgotten
by Ohanian, Vasken Aristakes, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 40; 10240324
Abstract (Summary)

The use of symbolism in composition is an effective tool for adding expressivity and meaning to a composition. This paper explores the use of symbolism in Vasken Ohanian’s Recollections of the Forgotten, an oratorio in memory of the Armenian Genocide as a representative work. It will first examine the historical background of the Armenian Genocide to give context to the work, and then it will analyze the use of symbolism in both the text and music of Recollections of the Forgotten.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shockley, Alan
Commitee: Bremer, Carolyn, Miller, Alexander E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Armenian genocide, Composition, Ohanian, Vasken, Oratorio
Publication Number: 10240324
ISBN: 978-1-369-39364-4
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