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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Secular musicians in late medieval England

Rastall, G. R. 1969 (has links)
No description available.

The English solo song from William Byrd to Henry Lawes

McGrady, R. J. 1963 (has links)
No description available.

The guitar works of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco : editorial principles, comparative source studies and critical editions of selected works

Van Gammeren, Dario Leendert 2008 (has links)
The technical limitations ofthe guitar present composers who do not play the instrument themselves but who wish to compose for it with difficulties that can often only be overcome by close collaboration with a performer. It is these difficulties that have discouraged composers from writing for the instrument on their own initiative, and it was not until the early twentieth century that non-guitarist composers were commissioned by performers, most notably the Spaniard Andres Segovia. The Italian Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was one such composer. He eventually became so intrigued by the guitar that he wrote numerous works for it, often on his own initiative, and dedicated them to various performers. He would also give the instrument a prominent place in various chamber ensembles. It appears that the instrument's technical limitations remained beyond his grasp, and his compositions present performers with numerous problematic passages. However, it was never his intention to write in a way that would conform to what was technically acceptable at the time. Instead he aimed to renew the repertoire, and he provided performers with a text that always needed to be adapted for performance. In order to produce texts that were commercially viable, the published editions of his works for guitar had to be heavily edited. In so doing, the composer's notation was obscured by the many alterations which reflect the editors' views as to what constituted technically acceptable solutions to otherwise demanding passages. This thesis examines Castelnuovo-Tedesco's contributions to the guitar repertoire, and it evaluates how his music was edited for publication. Comparative source studies are presented of three of his compositions that date from the same period yet were published under very different circumstances. In order to classify the differences in the sources, this thesis evaluates the nature of revisions and their underlying intentions. In addition, it categorizes the various editorial changes that are commonly found in music for guitar by non-guitarist composers.- This provides a framework for a methodology according to which new critical editions ofthe three works are presented. This study shows that what would normally be considered to be the most authoritative source (the printed editions, because they would have been approved by the composer) does not necessarily provide the best base for a modem critical edition. What appears to be an authorized text turns out not to reflect most accurately what the composer intended. Although no methodology can be comprehensive and applicable to all works by any composer, this thesis seeks to develop a general set of editorial principles that are potentially applicable to the editing ofother works for guitar by non-guitarist composers.

The female singer and opera : 1800-1930

Rutherford, Susan Aileen 1995 (has links)
No description available.

The Christmas pastorella in Austria, Bohemia and Moravia

Chew, G. A. 1968 (has links)
No description available.

English Harpsichord Repertoire 1660-1714

Hodge, John Brian 1989 (has links)
No description available.

Music as complex emergent behaviour : an approach to interactive music systems

Beyls, Peter F. E. 2009 (has links)
This thesis suggests a new model of human-machine interaction in the domain of non-idiomatic musical improvisation. Musical results are viewed as emergent phenomena issuing from complex internal systems behaviour in relation to input from a single human performer. We investigate the prospect of rewarding interaction whereby a system modifies itself in coherent though non-trivial ways as a result of exposure to a human interactor. In addition, we explore whether such interactions can be sustained over extended time spans. These objectives translate into four criteria for evaluation; maximisation of human influence, blending of human and machine influence in the creation of machine responses, the maintenance of independent machine motivations in order to support machine autonomy and finally, a combination of global emergent behaviour and variable behaviour in the long run. Our implementation is heavily inspired by ideas and engineering approaches from the discipline of Artificial Life. However, we also address a collection of representative existing systems from the field of interactive composing, some of which are implemented using techniques of conventional Artificial Intelligence. All systems serve as a contextual background and comparative framework helping the assessment of the work reported here. This thesis advocates a networked model incorporating functionality for listening, playing and the synthesis of machine motivations. The latter incorporate dynamic relationships instructing the machine to either integrate with a musical context suggested by the human performer or, in contrast, perform as an individual musical character irrespective of context. Techniques of evolutionary computing are used to optimise system components over time. Evolution proceeds based on an implicit fitness measure; the melodic distance between consecutive musical statements made by human and machine in relation to the currently prevailing machine motivation. A substantial number of systematic experiments reveal complex emergent behaviour inside and between the various systems modules. Music scores document how global systems behaviour is rendered into actual musical output. The concluding chapter offers evidence of how the research criteria were accomplished and proposes recommendations for future research.

Examining the emergence and subsequent proliferation of anti production amongst the popular music producing elite

Bennett, Samantha 2010 (has links)
No description available.

Tuning in : towards a grounded theory of integrative musical interaction

Bentley, Jane E. 2011 (has links)
No description available.

The lyrics of Udo Lindenberg and Konstantin Wecker : contemporary variations of German cabaret and Gebrauchslyrik

Blühdorn, Annette 2001 (has links)
No description available.

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