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Bach's 6th suite for solo cello : from five strings to four

Lindsey Crabb (Dissertant), Johann Sebastian Bach
ABSTRACT: The Doctoral Performance and Research submitted by Lindsey Crabb, under the direction Uri Vardi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Musical Arts consists of the following: I. Written project: "Bach's 6th suite for solo cello: from five strings to four". This project contains a CD recording of Bach's 6th Cello Suite on both a modern cello and a 5-string cello. This is accompanied by a written document which explores the ways in which playing the piece on a 5-string instrument can inform a modern cellist's approach on a 4-string cello. Scores of fingerings and bowings, as well as a color-coded score of the strings used throughout the piece on each cello are included for readers to reference and study. II. Chamber music recital, 2/2/2013, Morphy Hall (Viola da gamba sonata, BWV 1029 / Bach ; Sonata in G minor, op. 5, no. 2 / Beethoven ; Sonata in F major, op. 6 / R. Strauss). III. Chamber music recital, 4/6/2013, Capitol Lakes (String quartet, op. 18, no. 2 / Beethoven ; Microquartet / M. Goleminov ; String quartet in F major / Ravel). IV. Solo recital, 11/9/2013, Morphy Hall (Suite no. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 / Bach ; Sonata for solo cello / G. Ligeti ; Suite for solo cello / G. Cassado). V. Chamber music recital, 5/9/2014, Morphy Hall (Piano quintet in F minor, op. 34 / Brahms ; Scenes from the poet's dreams (selections) / J. Higdon). VI. Concerto/Chamber music recital, 10/31/2014, First United Methodist Church (Sonata in A minor for arpeggione and piano, D. 821 / Schubert ; Schelomo: Hebraic rhapsody for solo cello and large orchestra / Bloch). VII. Lecture recital, 11/14/2015, Morphy Hall ("Learning from the 5-string cello in Bach's 6th Cello suite" : an exploration of the ways in which knowledge of how Bach's 6th Cello suite feels, sounds, and lies on the 5-string cello can inform the approach of the same piece on a 4-string cello. Includes performance of the Suite on both a 5-string and a modern cello)
Thesis, Dissertation, English, 2015
[University of Wisconsin--Madison], [Madison, Wis.], 2015
University of Wisconsin--Madison