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Graduate recitals Gee, Cynthia Marlene Louise 2000

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GRADUATE RECITALS by CYNTHIA MARLENE LOUISE GEE B.Mus., University of B r i t i s h Columbia, 1998 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC (Piano) in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (School of Music) We accept t h i s thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA A p r i l 2000 © Cynthia Marlene Louise Gee In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. -SepaEtewfrt of tl ( ; s l a The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date r/sru/ 2%: -ZQOO DE-6 (2/88) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Recital Hall Friday, March 17,2000 8:00 p.m. MASTER'S STUDENT RECITAL* CYNTHIA GEE, Piano Kegelstatt Trio, for piano, clarinet and viola, K 498 W.A. Mozart Andante (1756-1791) Menuet and Trio Allegretto Andrea Ciona, clarinet Martina Smazal, viola Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11 No. 4 P. Hindemith Fantasie (1895-1963) Thema mit Variationen Finale (mit Variationen) Marcus Takizawa, viola - I N T E R M I S S I O N -Frauenliebe und Leben, op. 42 R. Schumann Seit ich ihn gesehen (Since I have seen him) (1810-1856) Er, der Herrlichste von alien (He, the most glorious of all) Ich kann's nicht fassen (I cannot grasp, nor believe it) Du Ring an meinem Finger (You ring on my finger) Helfst mir, ihr Schwestern (Help me, my sisters) Siisser Freund (Sweet friend) An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust (On my heart, on my breast) Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan (Now you have caused me the first pain) Joanna Go, mezzo-soprano La Valse, for two pianos M. Ravel (1875-1937) Joanne Leung, piano * In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree with a major in Piano. Frauenliebe und Leben, op. 42 (A woman's love and life) Poetry by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838) Composed in July 1840, the same year as Schumann's marriage to Clara Wieck, the poems must have seemed touchingly relevant to his own relationship with his bride. The poet, Chamisso, against the fashions of the time, gave the role of the narrator to the woman, and she speaks for herself, in her own voice, from the beginning. She has the right to describe her feelings and, as shy as she is, she tells us why in the second song she longs for this unattainable attractive man that she spoke of in the first song - his lips and eyes are as delectable as his gentle nature. In the second song, the heroine shows her selflessness by praising the Other Woman of the girl's imaginary scenario where her beloved will choose someone else. Her broken heart shifts suddenly to that of surprise when she discovers in the third song that it is she who is the chosen one. Du Ring an meinem Finger, is imbued with a new sense of maturity and responsibility as the bride-to-be is swept in the emotions associated with her engagement ring. The bustle of the wedding in the fifth song is heard as the woman bids farewell to her sisters and walks towards her new shared life. In the sixth song, she has already taken over the reins of household management and announces her pregnancy to the astounded husband who hears the news very much on her terms. In the next song, she pities men for not being able to know the joys of motherhood. By the time she reaches the final song in Schumann's cycle, she has developed into a formidable personality, capable of dealing with the bereavement over her late husband. Ironically, this story of "A Woman's Love and Life", with its wide range of emotions, are conveyed through the words and music by two men. Cynthia Gee and Graham Johnson THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Recital Hall Sunday, March 21,1999 1:30 p.m. MASTER'S STUDENT RECITAL* CYNTHIA GEE, Piano Prelude and Fugue, Book IL No. 5 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Sonata Op. 7 Allegro molto e con brio Largo, con gran espressione Allegro Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - I N T E R M I S S I O N Capriccio Op. 76, No. 2 Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 6 Capriccio Op. 76, No. 8 Johannes Brahms (1833-1907) Sonata-Fantasy No. 2, Op. 19 Alexander Skryabin (1872-1915) * In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree with a major in Piano. Reception to follow. 


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