Turkish Musical Influences upon Carlo Domeniconi's Variations on an Anatolian Folk Song and Koyunbaba: Implications for Performance
AdvisorPatterson, R. Thomas
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe structure and content of Carlo Domeniconi's Variations on an Anatolian Folk Song and Koyunbaba are heavily influenced by Turkish folk music. A stylistic and accurate performance of these pieces becomes possible through the study of Turkish folk music and its performance practices. This document provides information that may help the reader understand what some of the aspects of Turkish folk music are and show how Italian composer and guitarist Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947) used them in two of his most popular solo classical guitar compositions. This document not only serves as an informative tool to highlight several characteristics of Turkish folk music but also as a guide to interpret Variations on an Anatolian Folk Song and Koyunbaba in the Turkish style. Chapter four, Performer's Guide, includes a number of musical examples that are specifically edited to bring out Turkish stylistic aspects of interpretation. Many performers can benefit from these detailed musical examples.
Degree ProgramGraduate College