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Väitös: Áurea Domínguez, musiikkitiede

Bassoon playing in Perspective is a theoretical study of bassoon performance practice in the first half of the nineteenth century.

It combines research on historical written sources with practical experimentation on period instruments. As a result, the conclusions derived from the investigation have ample and immediate practical applications.

This research seeks to be a new approach to understanding bassoon performance practice in this historical period and in its relationship with the present-day practice of nineteenth century repertoire. Moreover, it gives some hints that may be used to understand performance practice in a wider context.

Born in London, Áurea Domínguez studied piano (Madrid-2002) & bassoon (Barcelona-2007).

As a player, Áurea has performed in several European orchestras and chamber groups, with whom she has
performed all across Europe and Asia.

As part of her research, she has also studied historical performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) with renowned players in the field of early music such as Donna Agrell.

Currently Áurea is researching at the University of Helsinki, where she is now presenting her doctoral dissertation on bassoon performance practice of the 19th Century.


The public defence of the doctoral thesis

Sat 14.12.2013 at 10 auditorium XV, University main building
Aurea Dominguez. "Bassoon Playing in Perspective. Character and Performance Practice from 1800 to 1850".

Opponent professor Clive Brown (University of Leeds), custos professor Eero Tarasti, internal examiner professor Ville Lukkarinen.

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