Type of Document Treatise Author Lipova, Lora Vaskova URN etd-11132007-131103 Title The Sonatas for Violin and Piano by the Bulgarian composers Pancho Vladigerov, Lubomir Pipkov, Dimitar Nenov, Veselin Stoyanov, and Marin Goleminov Degree Doctor of Musical Arts Department Music, College of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Alexander Jimenez Committee Chair Beth Newdome Committee Member Jane Piper Clendinning Committee Member Keywords
- Sonatas Violin
Date of Defense 2007-10-18 Availability unrestricted AbstractIn spite of the vast popularity of music written for the violin in the past century, most contemporary violinists are still unaware of the significant number of Bulgarian instrumental works. The general lack of knowledge regarding Bulgarian music deprives violinists of the opportunity to perform challenging and dynamic music written for the violin.
This treatise will discuss six sonatas for violin and piano written by the Bulgarian composers Pancho Vladigerov, Dimitar Nenov, Lubomir Pipkov, Veselin Stoyanov, and Marin Goleminov, who comprised the Second Generation composers, pioneers who aimed to create a new Bulgarian national musical style. The sonatas, written during the first half of the twentieth century are examples of a perfect union between Neo-Romantic and folk elements. Information on these composers and their music is highly underrepresented in such sources as the New Grove Dictionary for Music and Musicians, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), Oxford Dictionary of Music. This treatise will serve to broaden awareness for this relatively unknown body of violin repertoire.
The first chapter will introduce classical music in Bulgaria in the early Twentieth century and specifically the music of the Second Generation composers. It will include a historical background and explanation of the political environment. Chapter two will offer short biographies of each composer. Chapter three, the last chapter, will discuss each sonata separately. The historical background for each sonata will present information germane to the genesis of each piece, such as dates of composition, details
about the premiere and the purpose for its creation. The general form of each sonata will
be introduced briefly, followed by analyses of the technical challenges the piece presents for the violinist and the pianist. Folk elements in each sonata will then be isolated and explained in the context of Bulgarian folk traditions. Simple guidelines will be presented to aid the performer in a stylistically accurate performance, including bowing techniques, articulation and the treatment of ornaments.
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