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Commissioned Works for Cello by Composers Christian Asplund and Joseph Hallman Through Analytical Studies


Abstract The commissioning and recording of music from living composers is a very important tradition in the art of music. The ability to work with living composers gives the performer insight into the music that is far beyond reading the notes on the page. For my research paper, I commissioned two new works for the cello by the composers Joseph Hallman and Christian Asplund, in an effort to continue adding great pieces to the cello repertoire. This paper documents my experiences in finding and working with selected composers. It includes detailed descriptions of the pieces with practice and performance suggestions as well as recordings of the pieces. Commissioning new works often creates many first-hand artistic decisions for the performer as well ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Kesler, Michelle (Author) / Landschoot, Thomas (Advisor) / Landschoot, Thomas (Committee member) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / McLin, Katherine (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Cello / Commission / Contermporary music / Solo cello / sonata for cello and piano
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 149 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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Description Dissertation/Thesis
  1 Asplund Solo Suite for Cello mI Alap.wav
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement I. "Alap"
  2 Asplund Solo Suite for Cello mII Tableau.wav
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement II. "Tableau"
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement III. "Crossing"
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement IV. "Horizon"
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement V. "Interlude"
  6 Asplund Solo Suite for Cello mVI Chaconne.wav
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Description Asplund, C. Solo Suite for Cello. Movement VI. "Chaconne"
  Hallman Cello-Michelle Kesler mI.wav
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Description Hallman, J. Sonata for Cello and Piano. Movement I.
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Description Hallman, J. Sonata for Cello and Piano. Movement II.
  Hallman Cello-Michelle Kesler mIII.wav
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Description Hallman, J. Sonata for Cello and Piano. Movement III.