Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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The Figure of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) in the History of Emotions
The music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) was not well known until the late twentieth century. In academic and public discourse alike, Zelenka has often been described as having led a miserable life, as a melancholic, ...
"Speaking in tongues": an investigation into a compositional practice informed by intercultural exploration
There is an existing context for contemporary composers engaging in intercultural exploration through creative work, both in Australia and internationally. Taking a practice-led research approach, this study by composer ...
Domenico Scarlatti's Construction of a Spanish Style
The question of Domenico Scarlatti’s Spanish style has been the subject of a significant body of commentary and analysis for more than a century. Over that period, Scarlatti’s Spanish idiom has generally been viewed through ...
Learning Britten's Violin Concerto: a reflexive & collaborative approach to interpretation
Performance manuals are seemingly divided into two approaches: those that provide the reader technical instruction on the execution of a work or works and those that adopt a more self-reflective investigation into personal ...
Cueca, tradition and innovation: utilising the traditional Bolivian music form of Cueca as a generative tool in jazz based composition and improvisation
The Cueca is an expression of Latin American culture in the forms of dance, poetry and music. This investigation examines the important elements of the Bolivian Cueca, its history, development and geographical journey ...
Folio of compositions: Chimera_52: the genealogy of a contemporary composition practice
This folio of work explores the composer’s compositional aesthetic through a method of creating one new piece of music per week for fifty-two weeks. This thesis expands upon the impressive literature in this field by ...
Music therapy as an anti-oppressive practice: critically exploring gender and power with young people in school
This project sought to locate music therapy within broader health, research, and education contexts, as a participatory and anti-oppressive practice for young people in school to explore issues related to gender and power. ...
The pursuit of originality: aspects of unity and individuality through compositional synthesis
This thesis forms case studies using compositions by its author Lorenzo Alvaro as a catalyst for understanding how originality is manifested in the consistent re-enactment of borrowing and self-borrowing. Understanding how ...
The hallmark of European approval: the exodus of Australian female musicians to London and European study centres between 1890 and 1915
This thesis identifies and examines the journeys of ‘the mass’ of Australian female musicians who left Australia between 1890 and 1915, a time when many aspects of women’s lives and activities were still restricted (or ...
Staking temporary territories: reconceptualising music performance
This thesis is a philosophical inquiry into the conceptualisation of music and, specifically, music performance. The purpose of the research is to establish a substantial discourse that directly addresses creativity in ...