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Pygmalion: An Opera in One Act. Storytelling, Music, and Meta-Creativity

Kudisch, Erica Rachel (2008) Pygmalion: An Opera in One Act. Storytelling, Music, and Meta-Creativity. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Pygmalion is the second chamber opera I have written, but the largest and most ambitious work of mine to date that will be performed publicly. As such, I consider it a culmination of all I have learned in the Master of Music: Composition Program here at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the relevance of the Pygmalion subject to the craft of composition, and to the field of music itself, there are several converging factors that contribute to the relationship between this work and my own education. What follows is a musicological and theoretical discussion of the processes involved in the creation and construction of this opera; its thematic and musical conception, the libretto, the composition, the instrumentation, and ultimately the relationship between the composer and the work.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kudisch, Erica Rachelerk22@pitt.eduERK22
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee MemberWilliams, Amy
Committee MemberNisnevich, Annaann28@pitt.eduANN28
Committee MemberRosenblum, Mathew
Date: 4 June 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 April 2008
Approval Date: 4 June 2008
Submission Date: 23 April 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Music
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: accessibility; authorial intent; composition; intellectual property; music; opera; postmodernism; pygmalion
Other ID:, etd-04232008-131924
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:41
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:42


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