My intention is for my senior recital to resemble a gallery exhibit, with the theme of “vulnerability” illustrated in three ways. Franz Liszt’s “Die Lorelei,” Hugo Wolf’s “Der Rattenfänger,” Edvard Grieg’s “Det Syng,” and Franz Schubert’s “Erlkönig” highlight music as a supernatural force, while Gioachino Rossini’s “Non Più Mesta,” John Duke’s “Rapunzel,” and Conrad Susa’s “Rapunzel” outline the greater presence of women whose actions both adhere to and undermine the feminine stereotypes usually found in fairy tales. Lastly, Will Todd’s “I Flew High in My Dreams,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Who am I?” “My House,” and “Dream with Me,” and Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen" demonstrate the relationship children have with the fairy tale world. This repertoire reveals that although a bigger obstacle for some, vulnerability is required for us to grow into well-rounded individuals.
Schneider, Laura EG, "Once Upon a Recital: Vulnerability Represented in Music Inspired by Fairy Tales" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7537.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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