Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Sarabands; Suites (Bassoon and piano), Arranged; Concertos (Bassoon and piano); Sonatas (Bassoon and piano);
On November 3rd, 2017 at six o’clock in the evening, Annalea Milligan performed a graduate recital in collaboration with pianist Mariya Akhadjanova in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The recital was presented as partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Master of Music degree in bassoon performance. This recital program represents important works for the bassoon from the Baroque, Classical, early twentieth-century, and late twentieth-century repertoires. All four pieces - Sarabande et Cortège by Henri Dutilleux, Bach’s Suite for Cello in C Major, BWV 1009, Mozart’s Concerto in B flat major, and André Previn’s Sonata - were chosen because they are standard works that each present a unique set of challenges through collaboration with piano; interpreting adaptation to bassoon; stylistic decisions for vibrato, ornamentation, and metric interpretation; as well as technical challenges with articulation, tuning of large leaps, dynamic control, and extremes of registers. As this abstract is intended to accompany the recital program, each piece is discussed not in chronological order, but in the order of performance, as determined by considerations of natural musical flow and endurance.
Year of Submission
Master of Music
School of Music
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©2017 Annalea Milligan
Milligan, Annalea, "A master of music recital in bassoon" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 453.