Publication Date

2015-04-29

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2015-04-28

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2015-04-02

First Committee Member

Gabriel John Beavers

Second Committee Member

Margaret Donaghue

Third Committee Member

Dale W. Underwood

Fourth Committee Member

Nancy C. Zavac

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to provide a performance guide to Daniel Schnyder’s bassoon sonata with a detailed document involving history, structure of the work, style, technical issues, multiphonic elements and musical influences. This work was originally written for soprano saxophone and was subsequently adapted for bassoon by the composer, in collaboration with bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann. This sonata combines Latin jazz and Balkan musical influences. This performance guide offers both technical and interpretative suggestions for specific passages throughout the bassoon sonata, based on information obtained from Mr. Schnyder, Mr. Kuuskmann and the author’s experience in performing the sonata.

Keywords

Schnyder's Bassoon Sonata; Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; Carlos Felipe Vina; Martin Kuuskmann; Daniel Schnyder

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