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    • Activism and Music in Poland, 1978-1989 

      Bohlman, Andrea Florence (2013-03-08)
      This dissertation presents a historical study of intersections between music and activism in Poland from the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła as Pope John Paul II in 1978 to Poland’s first democratic elections in 1989. ...
    • American Identities in an Atlantic Musical World: Transhistorical Case Studies 

      Goodman, Glenda (2013-02-20)
      This dissertation analyzes the impact of musical transatlanticism on the identities of American communities. I do so through case studies in three time periods: seventeenth-century colonial Massachusetts, the post-Revolutionary ...
    • The American Mahler: Musical Modernism and Transatlantic Networks, 1920-1960 

      Mugmon, Matthew Steven (2013-09-30)
      By the 1960s, the music of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler had become an exceptionally--and enduringly--popular part of American concert life. But for much of the twentieth century, the place of Mahler's music in America's ...
    • The Art of Gigue: Perspectives on Genre and Formula in J. S. Bach's Compositional Practice 

      Moseley, Rowland (2014-10-21)
      The objects of this study are the thirty-four gigues of J. S. Bach. This corpus of pieces represents one musician's encounter with the most engrossing dance genre of his time, and by coming to terms with this repertory I ...
    • Arts of Noise: Sound and Media in Milan ca. 1900 

      Williams, Gavin (2013-10-15)
      This dissertation explores the place of sound, noise and silence in Milan at the turn of the twentieth century. By focusing on this particular urban environment, it aims to investigate the notion of sonic modernity through ...
    • Becoming American Onstage: Broadway Narratives of Immigrant Experiences in the United States 

      Craft, Elizabeth Titrington (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation examines the Americanization of immigrants as a defining theme in American musical theater. It does so through studies of productions from across the past century about Irish Americans, Chinese Americans, ...
    • Black Musics, African Lives, and the National Imagination in Modern Israel 

      Hankins, Sarah Elizabeth (2015-05-20)
      “Black Musics, African Lives, and the National Imagination in Modern Israel,” explores the forms and functions of African and Afro-diasporic musics amidst heated public debate around ethnic identity and national membership. ...
    • Boundary Notions: A Sonic Art Portfolio 

      Fure, Ashley Rose (2013-09-19)
      I offer this dissertation as a survey and a story: a survey of my work across the field of sonic art and a story of my progressive compulsion toward sound that conveys touch. This haptic sensibility sharpens from Susurrus ...
    • A Computational Model of Music Composition 

      Oberholtzer, Josiah W. (2015-05-17)
      This thesis documents my research into formalized score control, in order to demonstrate a computational model of music composition. When working computationally, models provide an explicit formal description of what objects ...
    • Dance and Instrumental Music in America, 1770-1830: Sources, Repertoire, and Origins 

      Henseler, Matthew C. (2016-09-06)
      This dissertation examines roughly 100 manuscript sources of American instrumental music from roughly 1770-1830, along with related printed and British sources. It proposes different ways of organizing and viewing the ...
    • Encounters with Samulnori: The Cultural Politics of South Korea's Dynamic Percussion Genre 

      Lee, Katherine In-Young (2013-02-14)
      This dissertation interrogates how diverse actors ascribe semantic, affective, and political meanings to instrumental music under changing historical circumstances and in different performance contexts. In what I call an ...
    • Giasone's Travels: Opera and Its Performance in the Seventeenth Century 

      Lin, Thomas Wen Tsen (2015-05-20)
      This dissertation presents an in-depth examination of Giacinto Andrea Cicognini and Francesco Cavalli’s Giasone (1649). Its premiere in Venice took the city by storm, generating such enthusiasm among opera audiences that ...
    • Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, and New World Virtuosities 

      Mok, Lucille Yehan (2014-10-21)
      This dissertation centers on virtuosity as a source of creative genesis, boundary-pushing, and musical debate. Focusing on the careers and works of pianists Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) and Glenn Gould (1932-1982), I examine ...
    • Incorporating Haydn’s Minuets: Towards a Somatic Theory of Music 

      Fort, Joseph Giovanni (2015-09-29)
      This dissertation addresses a repertoire and an issue that have both been somewhat neglected in musicological studies—the minuets of Joseph Haydn, and the somatic experience of dance. Of all Haydn’s compositions, his minuets ...
    • Kurdish Music-Making in Istanbul: Music, Sentiment and Ideology in a Changing Urban Context 

      Withers, Jonathan Sanjeev (2016-05-19)
      This thesis is an ethnographic study of Kurdish political music at three cultural centers in Istanbul, Turkey. Activists at these cultural centers engage in musical activities that perform the Kurdish nation in Istanbul, ...
    • Les filles de l'Opéra in the Early Eighteenth Century 

      Rivera, Gina (2013-10-08)
      Celebrated or berated as scandalous presences on and off the operatic stage, the Parisian singers and dancers known as les filles de l’Opéra endured some of the most heated cultural critiques of the early eighteenth century. ...
    • Loudness, Rhythm and Environment: Analytical Issues in Extreme Metal Music 

      Lucas, Olivia (2016-05-19)
      Extreme metal music, with its consummate loudness and distortion, and intransigent culture of transgressiveness, resists analysis. This dissertation embraces extreme metal’s liveliness and channels it toward a broad cultural ...
    • Magic Constructivism: Desiderata of a Musical Practice 

      Bača, Trevor (2016-05-17)
      This dissertation collects the scores to eight recent works: L’archipel du corps (2011) for flute, guitar, accordion and percussion; Traiettorie inargentate (2013) for cello; Krummzeit (2014) for seven players; Ins Wasser ...
    • Middlebrow Modernism: Britten's Operas and the Great Divide 

      Chowrimootoo, Christopher Craig (2013-10-18)
      This study examines the way Britten's operas and their audiences muddied the waters of the so-called "great divide" between modernism and mass culture, mediating between the aesthetics of difficulty and distinction on the ...
    • Momentum: A Phenomenology of Musical Flow and Meaning 

      Friedman, Andrew Moses (2014-06-06)
      The past few decades have seen a number of attempts to take musical experience seriously. We now speak of embodiment, temporality, phenomenology, gesture, and performance. While these progressive programs have doubtless ...