Publication Date

2013-04-10

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2013-04-10

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2013-03-18

First Committee Member

Glenn Basham

Second Committee Member

Ross T. Harbaugh

Third Committee Member

Brian Powell

Fourth Committee Member

Donald Oglesby

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to enhance the study and performance of Franz Schubert’s three major compositions for violin and piano: Duo in A major, op. posth. 162, D. 574, Rondo in B minor, op. 70, D. 895, and Fantasia in C major, op. posth. 159, D. 934. This study offers a description of the historical context and the circumstances of the composition of these pieces, presents an analysis of the form and harmonic language, and discusses recent research on aspects of Schubertian performance style that help the performer make educated interpretative decisions. This research was done prior to making a CD recording; that recording reflects the interpretative and musical understanding that has evolved from the research done for this essay. The recording has been the subject of several reviews, which are included as appendices.

Keywords

Schubert; violin; violin and piano; Tomas Cotik; Duo in A major, op. posth. 162, D. 574, Rondo in B minor, op. 70, D. 895, and Fantasia in C major, op. posth. 159, D. 934; Schubert interpretation and performance style; Schubert violin and piano recording

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