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An Analysis of Selected Piano Solo Works Inspired by Biblical References: William Bergsma and Louis Weingarden

Abstract Biblical references play an important role in traditional programmatic music. Composers such as Kuhnau, Haydn, Liszt, Messiaen, and Bolcom produced considerable amounts of piano repertoire with biblical allusions: Musical Presentations of Some Biblical Stories in 6 Sonatas (1700) by Kuhnau, The Seven Last Words from Our Saviour on the Cross (1787) by Haydn, The Way of Cross (1878-1879) by Liszt, Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus (1944) by Messiaen, and The Garden of Eden: Four Rags for Piano (1969) by Bolcom. The twentieth century American composers William Bergsma and Louis Weingarden participated in this tradition by producing piano pieces that contain direct biblical quotations. These works, which have received little attention, ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hwang, John Yoontae (Author) / Meir, Baruch (Advisor) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 127 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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