From Pre- to Post-Soviet Russia: a Panorama of Representative Works for Violin and Piano

  • Author / Creator
    Grynenko, Viktoriia
  • The full thesis for this degree consists of three components: one) a professionally produced recording of works for violin and piano from pre- to post-Soviet Russian composers; two) accompanying scholarly notes (c. 60 pages); and three) the recording of the live performance of the same works, given at Convocation Hall on Aug. 13, 2021. The first four works or sets of pieces (N. Rimsky-Korsakov/E. Zimbalist, Phantasy on “Le coq d’or”/The Golden Cockerel, 1907/21; R. Glière, Romance from “The Red Poppy”, 1927; V. Hodyashev, Pieces-Pictures from “The Magic Embroideress”, 1977; A. Machavariani, Pieces from “Othello”, 1957/74) are arrangements from staged works; the fifth and last work (S. Gubaidulina, “Der Seiltänzer”, 1993) was presented with a choreographic element (guest dancer). The scholarly notes offer varied, context-giving information, including each work’s background or historical genesis, the underlying synopsis of each movement, stylistic features and musical characteristics (with musical examples), and some broader artistic and political context (e.g., social realism, regionalism, spirituality, Shakespeare in Russia, etc.). The discussion also focuses on the acts/notions of transcription, translation/interpretation, creative transformation, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Research contributions include the first-known archival research and recording of the Hodyashev pieces, and the second-known recording of the Machavariani pieces.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
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  • Degree
    Doctor of Music
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