Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
This document is intended to contribute to the ongoing study of William Bolcom’s work by focusing on the Three Ghost Rags. The main purposes of this study and the accompanying public lecture-recital are threefold: 1) to provide a background on William Bolcom’s compositional style and his role in the revival of interest in ragtime, 2) to provide a specific descriptive analysis of the Three Ghost Rags and 3) to provide a detailed discussion of the pianistic challenges and requirements found in the Three Ghost Rags. These are offered as a practical guide for the performer who wishes to attain an extensive understanding of this work.
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Zholondz, Vera, "Ghost Rags by William Bolcom: A Descriptive Analysis and Performance Guide" (2017). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 4387.