Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The first part of this dissertation is an original music composition for orchestra entitled, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. In studying the life of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (November 15, 1942-), I discovered a recording of his beautiful and gifted wife Jacqueline Mary Du Pré, (January 26, 1945 – October 19, 1987) performing Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. This experience was the beginning of a love triangle between Elgar, Barenboim, and Du Pré. An attraction to Jacqueline goes deeper than just the music and the cello. Her career was not long due to multiple sclerosis which forced her to stop performing at the age of twenty-eight. Barbara (my wife) was afflicted with this crippling disease, and our relationship began with both of us being musicians (Trumpet and French horn). The second part of the dissertation is a comparative study of the pedagogical methods of Nadia Boulanger and Dr. Dinos Constantinides. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction of Nadia Boulanger and Dinos Constantinides in a biographical sketch. Chapter 2 uncovers the teaching of Nadia Boulanger and her connection to young successful American composers. Chapter 3 is an eyewitness account of the teaching of Dr. Dinos Constantinides by the author of this document. Chapter 4 shows a comparison of similarities and differences between the teaching of Nadia Boulanger and Dr. Dinos Constantinides. Chapter 5 is a summary and conclusion of the pedagogical methods of Nadia Boulanger and Dr. Dinos Constantinides.
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Mims, Harold Curtuss, "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and a Comparative Study of the Pedagogical Methods of Nadia Boulanger and Dr. Dinos Constantinides" (2017). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 4330.