Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The purpose of this monograph is to provide a conductor’s guide to the preparation, performance, and programing of Efrain Oscher’s composition for orchestra “Los Viajes de Humboldt” since there has been no other research done on this composition. This monograph offers a biography of the composer and an insight into the composer’s intentions and thoughts when composing this piece. The following monograph also provides a better understanding of the historical context of this piece by detailing the journey of Alexander von Humboldt to the Americas, in particular, his experiences of his time spent in Venezuela from 1799 to 1800. Moreover, this research delves into the life and paintings of Ferdinand Bellermann from the 1840s, paintings that also inspired this composition. The following research aims to provide a guide into programming this piece and to provide an in-depth analysis of the piece. This monograph aspires to serve in future studies of this piece and to help fellow conductors, performers, musicologists, and theorists who are interested in this piece.
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Miethe, Bernardo Virgilio, "The Journeys of Humboldt: A Guide to Efrain Oscher’s Composition for Orchestra" (2015). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 3713.