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Spring 4-14-2021


My enhancement for MUSC 332, History of Music II, is a look at the life of the German-American composer Bernhard Heiden and how his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano is an outstanding representation of his compositional style. Throughout this process I have studied, learned, and performed the second movement of Heiden's sonata on the alto saxophone. I worked on this piece in my private saxophone lessons with my professor, Dr. Kinzer, so I could accurately portray the character of Heiden's music. This process helped me learn more about Heiden as a composer, and also gave me a greater appreciation for his musical choices. All of my findings are presented in poster format to bring awareness to a lesser known composer while providing concert notes and analyses of one of his most famous works.


MUSC 332

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