Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
Rachel DeVore Fogarty is a composer and collaborative pianist based in New York City. This project focuses on her art songs and compositional process. Beginning chapters include her biography, compositional style, and collaboration process. The document then explores selected art songs by Fogarty including: To My Dear and Loving Husband, poetry by Anne Bradstreet; i carry your heart, poetry by E. E. Cummings; I Would Live in Your Love, poetry by Sara Teasdale; The Face of All the World is Changed, poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and Fogarty’s three-song cycle Sehnsucht Songs that include: I. From a Car-window, poetry by Ruth Guthrie Harding; II. Red May, poetry by Mary Robinson; III. The Taxi, poetry by Amy Lowell. Each song is analyzed in poetic content, musical setting, prosody, and text painting. Conclusions about modern perceptions of women in composition are drawn and future research opportunities are explored.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Warren, Sabrina Laney, "Dramatic Stories in an Intimate Setting: Exploring the Art Songs of Rachel DeVore Fogarty" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1674.