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Tracing a Legacy: A Performer’s Analysis of Three Works for Solo Viola Commissioned for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

Abstract Highly active in the fields of viola performance, composition, recording, and pedagogy, Lionel Tertis is known as one of the first and most influential career violists. Established in 1980, the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and Festival was founded in his honor and occurs triennially at the Isle of Man. While addressing facets of the professional violist with workshops, lectures, and masterclasses, this event provides a venue for competitive performers, acting as a platform for new viola repertoire.

Each competitor must prepare an extensive set of viola repertoire, among which is a compulsory piece for unaccompanied viola by an English composer. These commissioned works require the virtuosity and expression available with... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Wuenschel, Allyson Kay (Author) / Buck, Nancy (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Competition / David Matthews / John Woolrich / Lionel Tertis / Performance / Roger Steptoe
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

  Full Text
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Description Dissertation/Thesis
  Sonatine I - Roger Steptoe, composer - Allyson Wuenschel,
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Description Audio recording of 'Sonatine I' by Roger Steptoe, performed by Allyson Wuenschel
  Darkness Draws In - David Matthews, composer - Allyson Wuenschel,
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Description Audio recording of 'Darkness Draws In' by David Matthews, performed by Allyson Wuenschel
  Through A Limbeck - John Woolrich, composer - Allyson Wuenschel,
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Description Audio recording of 'Through A Limbeck' by John Woolrich, performed by Allyson Wuenschel