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Thesis 1

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Thesis Title: The pursuit of ultimate expression: the works of Poldowski (Lady Irene Dean Paul) 1879-1932
Degree Type: PhD
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 1999
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: University College Dublin
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 1 (338pp.)
Thesis Location / Link: UCD Library
THESIS CONTENT
Abstract: This research provides a complete catalogue of the music (including unpublished works) of Poldowski (1879-1932), the pseudonym of the Anglo-Polish composer Lady Irene Dean Paul, youngest daughter of the celebrated violinist Henryk Wieniawski, and considers their contribution to the genre of fin-de-siecle composition. The stylistic development of the works is examined to ascertain the influence of the composer's contemporaries in France such as Faure, Debussy and Ravel. Her role as a female composer is considered with particular emphasis on her cultivation of a feminine (rather than feminist) aesthetic.

Thesis 2

Thesis Title: Musical settings of the poetry of Verlaine: A study in music-poetic synthesis
Degree Type: MA
Degree Specialism: Musicology
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 1990
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: NUI, Maynooth
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 1 (306pp.)
Thesis Location / Link: NUIM Library
Abstract: This dissertation considers the work of the nineteenth-century French Sybmolist poet Paul Verlaine and examines the association between texts and the music of composers who chose to set them. The impressionist medium, represented in the settings of Debussy and Poldowski, emerges as the most efficacious in the treatment of Verlaine's poetry.

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