Date of Submission

22-7-2005

Abstract

In 1923, American composer and pianist, Henry Cowell (1897-1965) gave his first highly successful concert tour of Europe, playing his own unique compositions. This thesis details this tour and discusses its impact. Considering the enormous impact of Cowell's tour, it has only been discussed briefly. Cowell performed in many European cities, especially in Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London, achieving positive reviews and some notoriety. I discuss how and why he created such an impact, not only during the tour but also immediately following it, in relation to musical life in Europe and the differences between his piano music and the piano music that was being heard at the time.

School/Institute

School of Arts and Sciences

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

130 pages

Degree Name

Master of Music (MMus)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Included in

Musicology Commons

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