Title page for ETD etd-11042011-140512


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Richter, Travis Archie
Author's Email Address tricht1@lsu.edu, fourth_tenor@rocketmail.com
URN etd-11042011-140512
Title A Comparative Study of and Performer's Guide to Selected Songs by the Swiss Composer Othmar Schoeck
Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Department Music
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bade, Lori Committee Chair
O'Neill, Patricia Committee Member
Peck, Robert Committee Member
Sims, Loraine Committee Member
Hegarty,Michael Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • Othmar Schoeck
Date of Defense 2011-10-31
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This written document compares three songs settings of Othmar Schoeck to three other settings, written to the same text, by Hugo Wolf, Alban Berg, and Franz Schubert. The three pairings discussed are as follows: Schoeck’s Er ist’s (1937) as compared to Hugo Wolf’s setting, 1888; Ergebung (1918) as compared to Alban Berg’s setting Es wandelt, was wir schauen, 1908 (both settings were set to the same text); Rastlose Liebe (1909-1914) as compared to Franz Schubert’s setting, D. 138 (1815). Each comparison discusses how the respective composers treated text, dynamics, melody, harmony, and various other musical elements. The comparisons will show Schoeck to possess a compositional style that featured a mixture of Romantic and early 20th century traits. Salient points in Schoeck’s life and their effects on his compositional style and career are also discussed.
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