deposit_your_work

An Oboe and Oboe d'Amore Concerto from the Cape of Africa: A Biographical and Analytical Perspective

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
BehrE.pdf 6.209Mb application/pdf Thumbnail

Show full item record

Item Metadata

Title: An Oboe and Oboe d'Amore Concerto from the Cape of Africa: A Biographical and Analytical Perspective
Author: Behr, Erik Patrick
Advisor: Jalbert, Pierre
Degree: Doctor of Musical Arts thesis
Abstract: Due to the lack of quality contemporary concertos for the oboe and, especially, the oboe d'amore, this dissertation presents two works from South African composers that provide excellent additions to the concerto repertoire. Allan Stephenson wrote Concerto for Oboe and Strings in 1978 and Peter Louis Van Dijk wrote ElegyDance- Elegy in 1984. The outstanding quality and idiomatic nature of these works assuages the practical concerns today's oboists have when undertaking a contemporary concerto. Along with their high artistic merit, these concerti are both audience-friendly and financially feasible to present on an international stage. In addition to briefly examining the post-apartheid musical climate that exists in South Africa today, the dissertation thoroughly analyzes the works and includes biographical background of the composers.
Citation: Behr, Erik Patrick. (2011) "An Oboe and Oboe d'Amore Concerto from the Cape of Africa: A Biographical and Analytical Perspective." Doctoral Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64382.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64382
Date: 2011

This item appears in the following Collection(s)