Presentation Title

Lecture Recital on the Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D Minor

Presenter Status

Undergraduate Student, Department of Music

Presentation Type

Lecture Recital

Session

Music Performance

Location

Howard Performing Arts Center

Start Date

6-5-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

6-5-2016 4:30 PM

Presentation Abstract

The Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D Minor exists as an interesting piece for interpretation due to its roots in two different stylistic eras, composers, and instrument media. Ferrucio Busoni transcribed and arranged J. S. Bach's original 1720 violin piece for the piano in 1893. I will first share my own theoretical analysis of the Chaconne, comparing it to past scholarship. I will then detail how my analysis informs and affects specific decisions regarding performance. Finally, I will conclude with a performance of the Chaconne.

Biographical Sketch

Jonathan Doram is an Andrews University (AU) undergraduate student majoring in Music Education with a minor in History; throughout college, he has been involved in several research opportunities. As a member of the J.N. Andrews Honors Program, he is currently working on his Senior Honors Thesis, “Surviving or Thriving: A Mixed Methods Case Study Investigating Student Thriving in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse High School Choral Classroom,” under the mentorship of Dr. Anneris Coria-Navia, AU Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. Doram has participated at the past two AU Undergraduate Research Symposiums: at the 2015 conference, he presented on “Music in the Seven Liberal Arts: Relevancy in Music Education Today” under the guidance of Dr. Lilianne Doukhan, Chair of the AU Music Department. In 2016, he discussed “Remaining Adventist: The Influence of Adventist University Experiences on Denominational Persistence” under the leadership of Dr. Larry Burton, AU Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. His preparation for this lecture-recital has been with the instruction of Trina Thompson, AU Assistant Professor of Theory and Piano.

Jonathan’s piano training in college has been underneath the expertise of Chi Yong Yun, the AU Director of Piano Studies. In the spring of 2016, he performed the first movement of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the AU Orchestra as one of the Young Artist competition winners. His past undergraduate positions include serving as the Principal Clarinet for the AU Wind Symphony and Undergraduate Choral Assistant for Stephen Zork, director of University Singers. He is a well sought after accompanist for numerous vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. He currently works as the Music Director at the Zion United Church of Christ in Baroda, Michigan. He plans to graduate in May of 2017.

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May 6th, 4:00 PM May 6th, 4:30 PM

Lecture Recital on the Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D Minor

Howard Performing Arts Center

The Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D Minor exists as an interesting piece for interpretation due to its roots in two different stylistic eras, composers, and instrument media. Ferrucio Busoni transcribed and arranged J. S. Bach's original 1720 violin piece for the piano in 1893. I will first share my own theoretical analysis of the Chaconne, comparing it to past scholarship. I will then detail how my analysis informs and affects specific decisions regarding performance. Finally, I will conclude with a performance of the Chaconne.