Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - Theses
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Georgiana McCrae’s manuscript music collections: a life in music
This thesis considers the biographical, historical and musical significance of manuscript music collections belonging to the diarist, artist and musician Georgiana McCrae, who brought her collections from London and Scotland ...
Folio of Compositions
A completed a folio of original compositions by Harry Sdraulig, including chamber works and a trombone concerto. The music explores a sophisticated harmonic vocabulary, in creative dialogue with traditional models. The ...
A synthesis of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian theories: the first movement of Paul Hindemith’s Piano Sonata No. 1 as a case study
This thesis explores the possibility of synthesising some aspects of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian theories and seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach in the analysis of a twentieth-century sonata. Although ...
The life and musical contributions of Hermann Theodor Schrader (1860-1934)
This thesis examines the life and musical contributions of Hermann Theodor Schrader. Schrader was an active performer and teacher in Melbourne and Adelaide, receiving his main musical training in Leipzig, Germany.
The use of quoting strategies in my recent compositions
Abstract: This exegesis explores how four types of quotation outlined by musicologist Krystyna Tarnawska-Kaczorowska – parole and langue quotation, quotation-signatures and quotation-symbols are employed in short form works ...
The genetic basis of singing ability: a twin study
Music is a human universal, an integral part of all known human culture. While most people possess the capacity for music perception and production, individual differences in various forms of music abilities are evident ...
Hurdy-gurdy: new articulations
The purpose of this thesis is to expand existing literature concerning the hurdy-gurdy as a contemporary musical instrument. Notably, it addresses the lack of hurdy-gurdy literature in the context of contemporary composition ...
Hidden depths: cultural, political, and social commentary in eighteenth-century English comic opera libretti
In the late eighteenth century, comic opera was among London’s most popular and profitable musical cultures. Despite the extraordinary success of the genre, however, various events have caused it to be all but lost to the ...
The 'speculative ear': explorations in Adorno and musical modernism
‘The Speculative Ear’: Explorations in Adorno and Musical Modernism Theodor W. Adorno continues to cut a controversial figure through the discipline of musicology. Against the substantial discourse that has built up ...
The influence of neoclassicism in selected guitar works by Joaquín Rodrigo: implications for performance
This thesis argues that the context within which prominent Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) composed for the guitar was largely affected by the role of neoclassicism between the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth ...