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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Conductors Guide to Vincent Persichetti's King Lear
by Gillespie, Andrew Robbins, M.M., Colorado State University, 2018, 104; 10785840
Abstract (Summary)

Vincent Persichetti’s septet King Lear was originally composed for the choreographer Martha Graham and her 1949 production, Eye of Anguish. While the production was considered a failure and has not been performed since its European tour in 1950, Persichetti admired his own portion of the collaboration and argued it would stand on its own merit as a chamber work. This thesis represents the first significant study of Persichetti’s King Lear. It is a guide for conductors and chamber ensembles preparing an informed performance, with historical information, theoretical analysis, and rehearsal analysis.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Phillips, Rebecca L.
Commitee: Grapes, Karen D., Kenney, Wesley, Mallette, Dawn
School: Colorado State University
Department: Music, Theatre and Dance (School of)
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Eye of Anguish, King Lear, Persichetti, Vincent
Publication Number: 10785840
ISBN: 978-0-438-04167-7
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