Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tafi [Burial]: An Early Work by Composer Dimitri Mitropoulos
by Protopapas, Ioannis, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 28; 10784218
Abstract (Summary)

The goal of this research project is to examine Mitropoulos’s compositional output, considering his early works up to the late 1920s and highlighting his compositional contribution to Greek music. Additionally, an analysis of his programmatic piece, Tafi (Burial), composed in 1915, will be presented.

In my research I used mostly theoretical and analytical methods, primarily through biographies of Mitropoulos and scholarly articles and analyses of his works. All the music examples are drawn from the newly published (2010) score of Tafi, from the Hellenic Music Centre, which was used for the analysis of the piece. There is also some historical context drawn from newspapers published while Mitropoulos resided in New York City. In my analysis of Tafi, ingenious structural ideas are examined.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stosch, Johannes Müller
Commitee: Anglin, David, Shockley, Alan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Burial, Greek, Mitropoulos, Music, Tafi, Tone poem
Publication Number: 10784218
ISBN: 978-0-438-14818-5
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