The Influence of Nature on Two Works for the Viola by Toru Takemitsu and Ross Edwards

Phoebe Green (2010). The Influence of Nature on Two Works for the Viola by Toru Takemitsu and Ross Edwards MPhil Thesis, School of Music, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Phoebe Green
Thesis Title The Influence of Nature on Two Works for the Viola by Toru Takemitsu and Ross Edwards
School, Centre or Institute School of Music
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010-11
Thesis type MPhil Thesis
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Patricia Pollett
Dr Simon Perry
Total pages 57
Total black and white pages 57
Subjects 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract/Summary Toru Takemitsu’s A Bird Came Down a Walk for viola and piano and Ross Edwards’ Enyato II for solo viola are works which, while stylistically dissimilar, share common ground in the fact that they are readily identified as products of their respective composers’ responses to the natural environment – in Takemitsu’s case the Japanese Garden and in Edwards’ the Australian bush of the east coast. Individual chapters are devoted to exploration of the background to these composers, emphasizing the development of their aesthetic responses to nature and, more specifically, to the background to each work. Discussions of the individual works are presented in order to demonstrate (and suggest) how the natural environment can be understood as essential to the formal and/or expressive qualities of each work. Conclusions are drawn as to the value of this understanding in the preparation of these works for performance.
Keyword Influence
Nature
viola
Edwards
Takemitsu

 
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