Type of Document Treatise Author Pennington, Anna URN etd-06292007-235916 Title Days of Bliss are in Store: Antonino Pasculli's "Gran Trio Concertante per Violino, Oboe, e Pianoforte su motivi del Guglielmo Tell di Rossini" Degree Doctor of Musical Arts Department Music, College of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Eric Ohlsson Committee Chair Frank Kowalsky Committee Member Richard Clary Committee Member Keywords
- Paganini Of The Oboe
- Circular Breathing
- Guillaume Tell
- Performance Techniques
- William Tell
- Opera Fantasy
- 19th Century Italian Oboists
Date of Defense 2007-05-07 Availability unrestricted AbstractABSTRACT
The existing repertoire for the oboe has often been described as being lacking in compositions written during the romantic period. Only recently has there been scholarly study revealing multitudes of sonatas, concertos, and various instrumental combinations of chamber music written during this time by lesser well-known composers from Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, and France. Antonino Pasculli (1842-1924) is an Italian oboist and composer of this group whose music is being rediscovered and explored. As a virtuoso oboist who traveled Europe from the age of fourteen, Pasculli began to write fantasias based on themes from famous Italian operas, which was a form that was quite popular at the time. These compositions allowed him to showcase his own technical brilliance on the instrument, and they are still considered to be highly difficult for oboists of today.
During the last several decades, many of Pasculliís compositions have been published for the first time, resulting in performances and recordings of his music by oboists from many different countries. Most of these works are for solo oboe or English horn with an accompaniment of piano, harp or orchestra. Only one trio exists, however, and this is the Gran Trio Concertante per violino, oboe, e pianoforte su motivi del Guglielmo Tell, which is based on themes from Gioachino Rossiniís opera, Guillaume Tell. This treatise introduces the trio to the current performing repertoire of the oboe. The document also includes an analysis of the piece, with additional historical information on Italian musical life and politics during the nineteenth century, and a biography of Antonino Pasculliís life, his oboe playing, and reed style.
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