Type of Document Treatise Author Bilgenoglu, Evren URN etd-05102008-183522 Title A Guide for Undergraduate Level Students to Perform Music for Solo Viola, Viola and Piano,and Viola and Orchestra By Turkish Composers Degree Doctor of Musical Arts Department Music, College of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Gregory Sauer Committee Member Ladislav Kubik Committee Member Pamela L.Ryan Committee Member Keywords
- Viola Works
- Undergraduate Violists
- Turkish Art Music
- Turkish Composers
Date of Defense 2008-05-05 Availability unrestricted AbstractABSTRACT
The impetus for this treatise grew out of the authorís curiosity towards viola repertory by Turkish composers and the reasons for very few performances of these works. There are few viola works by Turkish composers performed in concert halls and furthermore, it is unusual for a Turkish piece to be performed in a viola recital. If viola instructors were to require a work by a Turkish composer, which would improve the studentís technical and musical ability, there would be more performances of that piece. The primary aim of this guide is to encourage the growth of interest in contemporary Turkish compositions for viola, both for the audience and for the performer, starting with young violists.
This treatise will provide a guide to selected published and unpublished viola works for undergraduate-level college students by Turkish composers. The list consists of compositions for solo viola, accompanied viola, and viola and orchestra. The technical level of the pieces is limited to freshman through senior-level. For this study, numerous works are examined, and twenty-seven of them are found appropriate for undergraduate level violists.
The first chapter is a brief introduction to traditional music practices in Turkey. The second chapter discusses the development of Western classical music and the viola repertoire in Turkey. In the third and the following chapters the viola works are ordered chronologically by generations that the composers belong to. Each listing includes a brief biography and a basic description of the composerís style. Then, Turkish stylistic elements in the pieces are identified for interpretation purposes, and each work is analyzed in terms of technical aspects including performance suggestions. The lists of works are categorized by difficulty, alphabetically by composersí names, and recommended works for professional performers are included as appendices.
This guide will be a helpful source especially for viola instructors to determine the level and usefulness of the viola works by Turkish composers. It is the authorís primary aim to encourage more performances of viola works by Turkish composers.
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