Title page for ETD etd-11052011-161145


Type of Document Major Paper
Author Buchanan-Garlotte, Shelly Lenn
Author's Email Address sgarlo1@lsu.edu, shellylenn@yahoo.com
URN etd-11052011-161145
Title A Performerís Interpretation of David Del Trediciís Chanaís Story: A Cycle of Six Songs on Texts of Chana Bloch
Degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Department Music
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Grayson, Robert Committee Chair
Buckingham, Hugh Committee Co-Chair
O'Neill, Patricia Committee Member
Sims, Loraine Committee Member
McKnight, Michelynn Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • David Del Tredici
  • Chana Bloch
  • Chana's Story
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Fever of Love
  • Eating Babies
  • Tired Sex
  • The Stutter
  • Clear and Cold
  • Alone on the Mountain
Date of Defense 2011-09-28
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The purpose of this document is to reveal a performerís perspective on David Del Trediciís Chanaís Story. This six-song cycle for mezzo-soprano chronicles the marriage of poet and translator, Chana Bloch, and is based on her translations and poetry.

The first chapter of this document provides biographical data about David Del Tredici, which presents a view of his compositional development, and includes events and individuals of influence in the composerís life, such as teachers and poets. The second chapter includes biographical data about the poet, Chana Bloch, which is provided to enhance the interpretation of the poetry and to facilitate the portrayal of the character of the cycle. The third chapter discusses the text and music from a performerís perspective, examines challenging aspects of the music, and provides interpretive and musical suggestions for performance. The appendices include a complete list of vocal works by the composer.

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