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Survey of the Use of Extended Techniques and Their Notations in Twentieth Century String Quartets Written since 1933 by American Composers with a Selected Annotated Bibliography and Discography

Title: A Survey of the Use of Extended Techniques and Their Notations in Twentieth Century String Quartets Written since 1933 by American Composers with a Selected Annotated Bibliography and Discography.
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Name(s): Tischhauser, Katherine Jetter, author
Georgiev, Lubomir, professor directing treatise
Keesecker, Jeff, outside committee member
Allen, Michael, committee member
Ryan, Pamela, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The repertoire of string quartets by American composers has evolved greatly over the course of the century. Since the Second World War serialism, indeterminacy, pointillism, minimalism, and notational innovations have been the trend. As more radical compositional styles emerged, many nontraditional notations and techniques were formulated by composers to convey their musical ideas. The new techniques are commonly referred to as extended techniques. The construction, preservation, and communication of a musical score are dependent on the notation presented by the composer. The purpose of this treatise is to identify and discuss the use of extended techniques employed in string quartets by twentieth century American composers. The document provides the researcher of the modern string quartet and related areas a concise source and practical guide dealing with this subject matter. It also provides the contemporary performer much needed information on the modern quartet repertoire by American composers. Many of these quartets are extremely demanding to perform due to the style of notation and the unfamiliar performance techniques required. Therefore, in addition to identifying and annotating the works, this treatise will include a descriptive chapter of the graphical notations and techniques necessary to perform this body of musical literature. The collection of quartets included is an extensive bibliography of both published and unpublished works written primarily in the last half of the twentieth century. The annotated bibliography includes 136 compositions. Each annotation includes composer, title of composition, year composed, publisher, recordings, and a brief description of the work and the techniques found within it. The chapter on extended techniques is a compilation of the techniques seen with graphic notation in the scores of the annotated bibliography. They are grouped according to pitch, bowing, pizzicato, percussive, and rhythmic techniques. Each graphic shown has a description of its execution as well as a listing of the composers in the study who have used the technique.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1332 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise Submitted to the School of Music in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2002.
Date of Defense: October 9, 2002.
Keywords: American Composer, Since 1933, String Quartet, Twentieth Century, Extended Technique, Annotated Bibliography, Discography
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Lubomir Georgiev, Professor Directing Treatise; Jeff Keesecker, Outside Committee Member; Michael Allen, Committee Member; Pamela Ryan, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1332
Owner Institution: FSU

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Tischhauser, K. J. (2002). A Survey of the Use of Extended Techniques and Their Notations in Twentieth Century String Quartets Written since 1933 by American Composers with a Selected Annotated Bibliography and Discography. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1332