Dissertation for Doctor of Musical Arts
University of North Texas, Denton, TX (USA)

Topic: Background, Compositional Style, and Performance Considerations in the Clarinet Works of David Baker

北德州大學博士論文:
「大衛貝克單簧管作品之背景、創作風格、分析以及爵士樂風格演奏探討」


Summary

           
           David Baker (b. 1931) is an educator, composer, and jazz legend. He has composed at least fifteen works that include the clarinet. Baker's Clarinet Sonata (1989) has become a standard of clarinet repertoire and a popular recital inclusion. His chamber work Heritage: A Tribute to Great Clarinetists (1996) interweaves solo transcriptions of five jazz clarinetists. The compositional style of Baker's clarinet works frequently links jazz and classical idioms. The two works discussed in this document are excellent examples for classically trained musicians who would like to increase their ability and experience in interpreting jazz styles. The purpose of this document is: (1) to provide background, style, and performance considerations for Baker's Clarinet Sonata and Heritage: A Tribute for Great Clarinetists, for Clarinet, Violin, Piano and Double Bass; (2) based on these style elements, to provide suggestions for interpreting jazz-style works for classically trained clarinetists; and (3) to archive Baker's published and unpublished clarinet compositions. Appendices include transcripts of interviews with David Baker and other experts in this field (James Campbell, Rosana Eckert, Mike Steinel and Steven Harlos).

National Science Council Research Assistant
(Kaohsiung, Taiwan) 

國科會計畫研究助理

Topic: A Study of Formal Concept in the Symphonic Poem "Die Ideale" of Liszt.

「李斯特交響詩中形式與標題內容之研究」
  (計畫主持人:高雄師範大學音樂系王惠民教授)