Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1968

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Joseph Haruda

Second Committee Member

John DeMerchant

Third Committee Member

E. Gordon Leavitt

Abstract

Beethoven has often been accused of writing vocal music which exceeds some normal limitations of the voice. Such unfortunate accusations result in many singers avoiding his vocal music. Through means of historical evidence presented in this paper, through an examination of An die ferne Geliebte and its performance, the writer hopes to dispel some of this misunderstanding of Beethoven's vocal music.

Comments

Accompanied by 2 Magnetic Recording tapes: parts 1 & 2 and 3 & 4. These are a recording of the author's Graduate Recital.

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