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Paul Schoenfeld and His Four Souvenirs for Violin and Piano (1990)


Abstract Four Souvenirs for Violin and Piano was composed by Paul Schoenfeld (b.1947) in 1990 as a showpiece, spotlighting the virtuosity of both the violin and piano in equal measure. Each movement is a modern interpretation of a folk or popular genre, re- envisioned over intricate jazz harmonies and rhythms. The work was commissioned by violinist Lev Polyakin, who specifically requested some short pieces that could be performed in a local jazz establishment named Night Town in Cleveland, Ohio. The result is a work that is approximately fifteen minutes in length. Schoenfeld is a respected composer in the contemporary classical music community, whose Café Music (1986) for piano trio has recently become a staple of the standard chamber music repertoi... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Janczyk, Kristie Annette (Author) / Ryan, Russell (Advisor) / Campbell, Andrew (Committee member) / Norton, Kay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / composer / composition / Four Souvenirs / Paul Schoenfeld / Piano / Violin
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 128 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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