Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The purpose of this document is to explore the viola music of the unknown Russian multi-talented musician Andrei Fedorovich Arends, in his two compositions written for that instrument: the Ballade for viola and piano, Op. 4 (1885) and the Concertino for viola and orchestra, Op. 7 (1886). The first section of the document provides an essential biography of the composer and information about his artistic highlights. The second section is devoted to a formal and stylistic analysis of the Ballade and the Concertino and their musical influences. The final section provides a performance guide to the Concertino, including the author’s own experiences in learning and performing it and some additional technical suggestions from another violist as well.
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Rodriguez de la Hoz, Monica Pamela, "A Forgotten Composer and His Music: Two Viola Compositions by Arends" (2014). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 3423.