Publication Date

2012-05-04

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2014-05-04

Degree Type

Lecture Recital Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2012-04-13

First Committee Member

Pamela McConnell

Second Committee Member

Scott T. Flavin

Third Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper

Fourth Committee Member

Rachel L. Lebon

Abstract

Originally for clarinet, the Brahms Viola Sonata in F Minor Op. 120 no. 1 is famous amongst violists for its technical challenges. This doctoral lecture recital essay is an archival version of a live lecture recital given in April 2012 about how one can apply renowned violin pedagogue Otakar Ševčík’s method of creating original exercises designed to conquer the technical and musical challenges of this Brahms sonata. This document includes the lecture recital script, DeBardelaben’s original exercises, which serve as a catalyst for learning correlating passages of the Brahms, and DeBardelaben’s edited viola part with his bowings and fingerings for the first movement of the sonata.

Keywords

Brahms Viola Sonata Sevcik Technique

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