Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bezuidenhout, Morn en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Claasen, Clinton Jared en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-27T14:11:23Z
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dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Claasen, C. 2012. Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10233
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Forty-six opuses in Hofmeyr's oeuvre are either inspired by or set to Afrikaans texts. This is indicative of his love for the language and of the culture in which he feels most comfortable. Of these works, the Afrikaans song is the most predominant genre which spans his entire compositional career. However, only one cycle, Alleenstryd, has been the subject of extensive academic evaluation (Roos, 2000; May, 2003; Cupido, 2010). For the purposes of this dissertation, I have decided to investigate Die stil avontuur, a cycle based on seven poems by Elisabeth Eybers. Die stil avontuur, commissioned by Lina Spies in celebration of Eybers' ninetieth birthday traces, like Robert Schumann's Frauenlieben und -leben, the life of a woman from the first meeting of her beloved to his death. My motivation for selecting this cycle as the subject for my study, besides considering it a high-point in both Hofmeyr's oeuvre and South African song, is one of identifying a number of correlations between Eybers and Hofmeyr. Both being recipients of international awards for their respective arts, they also both left their birth country in self-imposed exile. Another aspect common to both artists is their struggle to reconcile aspects of their upbringing with their arts. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department College of Music en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMus en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Claasen, C. J. (2012). <i>Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Claasen, Clinton Jared. <i>"Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Claasen CJ. Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Claasen, Clinton Jared AB - Forty-six opuses in Hofmeyr's oeuvre are either inspired by or set to Afrikaans texts. This is indicative of his love for the language and of the culture in which he feels most comfortable. Of these works, the Afrikaans song is the most predominant genre which spans his entire compositional career. However, only one cycle, Alleenstryd, has been the subject of extensive academic evaluation (Roos, 2000; May, 2003; Cupido, 2010). For the purposes of this dissertation, I have decided to investigate Die stil avontuur, a cycle based on seven poems by Elisabeth Eybers. Die stil avontuur, commissioned by Lina Spies in celebration of Eybers' ninetieth birthday traces, like Robert Schumann's Frauenlieben und -leben, the life of a woman from the first meeting of her beloved to his death. My motivation for selecting this cycle as the subject for my study, besides considering it a high-point in both Hofmeyr's oeuvre and South African song, is one of identifying a number of correlations between Eybers and Hofmeyr. Both being recipients of international awards for their respective arts, they also both left their birth country in self-imposed exile. Another aspect common to both artists is their struggle to reconcile aspects of their upbringing with their arts. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers TI - Die stil avontuur an evaluation of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song-cycle with an emphasis on the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10233 ER - en_ZA


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