Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

288

Date

2011

Date of Award

4-21-2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts

Major

Music

Concentration

Performance

Committee Chair

Janet Page

Committee Member

Kenneth Kreitner

Committee Member

John Baur

Committee Member

Susan Owen-Leinert

Abstract

This document begins with an Introduction detailing the reception history of Jake Heggie's 2002 song cycle The Starry Night. Chapter one offers biographical information on the composer, chapter two details thematic connections between "La Peinture Consolante" (the painting of consolation) and Heggie's conception of narrative journey. Chapters three through nine offer detailed musical analysis for each of the seven songs, and the conclusion discusses the contemporary American art song recital, with specific reference to Ned Rorem's 1996 Opera News article: " The American Art Song: Dead or Alive."

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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