• The impact of Richard Wagner on Werner Herzog's film Nosferatu 

    Chen, Jinsong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht [Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night] (1979), known in English-speaking countries as Nosferatu the Vampyre, a retelling of the Dracula legend, demonstrates the artistic affinities of ...
  • The late choral works of Igor Stravinsky: a reception history 

    Elder, Rusty Dale (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Despite his preeminence in twentieth-century music, the late works of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) remain in relative obscurity: seldom performed, inadequately recorded, poorly understood, and frequently disparaged. The ...
  • Mario Bauza: swing era novelty and Afro-Cuban authenticity 

    Miller, Nathan Brad (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Introduced to jazz in his native Cuba, Mario Bauzá (1911-1993) immigrated to New York City in 1930 to take part in its active scene as an instrumentalist, and, by enhancing pre-existing musical practices with his arranging ...