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The Compositional Styles of Alfredo Casella: An Examination of Four Vocal Works

Abstract This paper and its accompanying recital examine three solo vocal works by Italian composer Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): "Larmes" from Cinq Mélodies (Op. 2); "Mort, ta servante est à ma porte" from L'adieu à la vie: Quatre lyriques funèbres extraites du "Gitanjali" de Rabindranath Tagore (Op. 26); and "Amante sono, vaghiccia, di voi" from Tre canzoni trecentesche (Op. 36). Each of these songs is discussed as representative of Casella's three compositional periods. A fourth song, "Ecce odor filii mei" from Tre canti sacri per baritono et organo (Op. 66), is also examined, as an end-of-life composition. Some of the more important solo vocal works composed in each period are mentioned to... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Gordon, Stefan (Author) / Mills, Robert (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Fitzpatrick, Carole (Committee member) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Alfredo Casella / Italian Music / Vocal Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 35 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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