The Solo Guitar Music of Carlo Domeniconi: An Exploration of the Diverse Influences

Harries, Colin (2014) The Solo Guitar Music of Carlo Domeniconi: An Exploration of the Diverse Influences. Masters thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Abstract

Carlo Domeniconi is one of the most recognised performers and composers for classical guitar in the modern era. He has composed over 65 pieces for solo guitar and over 120 in total for the guitar in a range of ensembles. The majority of his music displays his skill for drawing upon a variety of musical influences from regions as disparate as the Far East, India, the Middle East, South America, North America and Western Europe. Although Domeniconi has produced such a large volume of works for the guitar, his most popular piece by far is the Turkish inspired solo work Koyunbaba. It is an important aim of this study to show that many of Domeniconi’s works (and not just the popular Koyunbaba) are worthy of examination as well as deserving of a place on the concert platform. In order to highlight this fact, a selection of these lesser-known works will be the focus of this study. The selected pieces reflect a diverse output displaying a variety of influences and musical styles. These will be examined in order to highlight the compositional techniques that Domeniconi used to incorporate such variety into his music resulting in a notable virtuosic catalogue of concert music for solo guitar.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guitar music, Carlo Domeniconi
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Humanities > Department of Creative and Performing arts
Depositing User: Derek Langford
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 14:11
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/2950

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