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The piano music of Boris Papandopulo
This dissertation examines the life and music of the Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo. The socio-political climate in which he lived is taken into account, and special attention is devoted to the duality in his compositional ...
Miroirs d'apres Perlemuter: A short biography of Vlado Perlemuter with a commentary on his interpretation of Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs"
Vlado Perlemuter is the last direct link to Maurice Ravel and is considered to be the most authentic interpreter of his music. Not only is he the last living student of Ravel, but he is the only pianist to have studied ...
Alberto Ginastera's three piano sonatas: A reflection of the composer and his country
The study of Ginastera's three Piano Sonatas can be viewed as an example of the composer's general development. The historical context in which Ginastera lived is an important departure point. His native country, Argentina, ...
Organa doctorum: Gerbert of Aurillac, organbuilder?
Gerbert of Aurillac lived at the end of the millenium preceding our own. He was born an obscure peasant. But by virtue of his excellent education, political acumen and good fortune, he ascended to the highest post in ...