Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

From table to theater: "Pūt, Vējiņi", the ever-evolving song
by Teteris-Dunker, Melisandra Elizabeth, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 59; 10262983
Abstract (Summary)

Folk songs are an important part of many cultures and are often influential on artists, poets, playrights, and composers. Pūt, Vējiņi (Blow, Wind) is an example of a folk song from the Latvian culture that has experienced a transformation from the tables of the home to the stages of the theater. The narrative of Pūt, Vējiņi has been portrayed through countless musical arrangements, a play, two operas, a film, and a musical, and the story continues to thrive. An overview of the evolution of the song and analyses of the opera by a blacklisted composer, Felicita Tomsone, and the film music by Imants Kalniņš will be given, thus showing the importance of Pūt, Vējiņi as a thriving subject within Latvian music and theater.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hickman, Roger
Commitee: Briggs, Ray, Lindau, Elizabeth
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, East European Studies
Keywords: Daina, Kalnins, Imants, Latvia, Opera, Tomsone, Felicita
Publication Number: 10262983
ISBN: 9781369773774
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