Abstract: Conoscenza Interiore is a three-volume
work that was composed between December 2009 and October 2010. It is a three-volume suite
inspired by the Divine Comedy, a medieval classic, by Dante
Alighieri. Volume I contains three piano preludes. Volumes II and III contain three trios
and an octet scored for flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, violin, cello, and four-hand
piano. Using the ... read morefirst volume as genesis for the two later volumes, I explore the use of
limited motifs in different conditions. The duration of this work is approximately 36
minutes. It was premiered at Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University, on November 12,
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2011.
Submitted to the Dept. of Music.
Advisor: John McDonald.
Committee: Robin Ginenthal, and Paul Lehrman.
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