Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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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 ...
Liszt as interpreter of Beethoven's piano sonatas: adopting aspects of an historical approach to contemporary piano performance
This integrated performance and written project comprises recordings of my performances of Beethoven piano sonatas and solo piano works by Liszt, alongside a thesis. I evaluate Liszt’s role in the performance, editorial, ...
Exhibiting music: music and international exhibitions in the British Empire, 1879-1890
Between 1879 and 1890 there was barely a year in which an international exhibition was not held somewhere within the British Empire. These monumental events were intended to demonstrate, through comparative and competitive ...
Folio of compositions
Folio of 6 compositions including orchestral, choral and chamber music. The works traverse a stylistic spectrum, moving freely between the simple and the complex, synthesising liturgical choral traditions with instrumental ...
The ripieno bass section of the Dresden Hofkapelle during the reign of August the Strong, 1709–1733: players, repertoire, performance
This thesis examines the ripieno bass section of the Dresden Hofkapelle during the period 1709–1733, the final twenty-five years of the reign of Saxon Elector and King of Poland August the Strong (1670–1733). It was ...
East meets West: reconciling performance tradition in the clarinet works of Isang Yun
This research project explores the clarinet works of Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995). Yun spent his formative years in Europe and pioneered a fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles through his appropriation of ...
Horatio Parker’s opera MONA (1912) and visions of U.S. identity in the early twentieth century
At the turn of the twentieth century, composers in the United States struggled to establish a national voice. While many musical minds promoted the use of American-derived musical material, some intellectuals endorsed ...
‘Darling Kath’: Benjamin Britten’s music for Kathleen Ferrier
This thesis examines the career of contralto Kathleen Ferrier (1912–1953), and her collaborations with composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976). In the late 1940s, Kathleen Ferrier was among the most famous classical singers ...
Border crossing: tracing the influences of Brazilian guitarist Yamandu Costa
Born in 1980 in Rio Grande do Sul, Yamandu Costa is one of Brazil’s most celebrated guitarists. Yamandu Costa began his musical journey at the age of seven, taking informal guitar lessons from his father, Algacir Costa. ...