Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This portfolio is divided into four sections:
1. Introductory Essay This essay is an examination of reviewers' critical function and responsibility not only to the readers, but also to the artist, and the art form they are writing about. It is a personal account of the processes 1 adhered to in writing the interviews and reviews that follow, but from the perspective of an outsider.
2. Interviews with Critics and Artists
This section contains interviews with three critics currently writing reviews for Canadian newspapers, concerning their approaches to reviewing, particularly the difference in their approach to reviewing live concerts and studio recordings. In addition, to provide context for the reviewing process, there are interviews with two Canadian pianists regarding their opinions toward performing live and recording in a studio.
3. Concert Reviews
This section comprises original concert reviews, written during my two years in the Northern Hemisphere.
4. CD Reviews
This section comprises original CD reviews, written during my two years in the Northem Hemisphere.
Shrubb, Hilary, "A Northern Hemisphere Musical Emprise: an Omnibus of Reviews and Interviews" (1996). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6614.
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