Mark O'Connor's Caprices for unaccompanied violin: their inspiration, american roots, and techniques presented

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dc.contributor Cummins, Linda
dc.contributor Robinson, Thomas
dc.contributor Fulks, Jubal
dc.contributor Sweaney, Daniel
dc.contributor Lamme, Margot Opdycke
dc.contributor Molina, Osiris J.
dc.contributor.advisor Fulks, Jubal
dc.contributor.advisor Sweaney, Daniel Roberts, Amanda Smith 2017-03-01T16:34:16Z 2017-03-01T16:34:16Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001002
dc.identifier.other Roberts_alatus_0004D_11120
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Mark O'Connor's Caprices for Unaccompanied Violin, nos. 1-6 not only mark a milestone in the history of American classical violin repertoire, as they exhibit a culmination of centuries of American music history, but the techniques presented in each Caprice encompass a wide range of technical difficulties whose mastery is essential for a complete command of the violin. In addition, these Caprices require techniques completely unique to this set of works, making them even more significant to the violin repertoire. The following study provides a comprehensive discussion of O'Connor's compositional inspiration behind each Caprice through tracing their American roots and European classical influences. This study also presents an analysis of both the standard and unique technical skills exhibited in each Caprice, followed by a brief discussion of O'Connor's relatively new American String Method, illustrating how the foundational techniques established through the first, second, and third books of the violin portion of the Method will prepare students from the beginning stages of learning to the eventual mastery of these Caprices. The result of this research emphasizes the historical significance of O'Connor's Caprices for Unaccompanied Violin, nos. 1-6 as a valuable addition to American classical violin repertoire, and provides a discussion of the technical skills that can be attained and enhanced through the study of these works.
dc.format.extent 89 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Music
dc.subject.other Music education
dc.subject.other American history
dc.title Mark O'Connor's Caprices for unaccompanied violin: their inspiration, american roots, and techniques presented
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. School of Music Music The University of Alabama doctoral D.M.A.

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