Contextualization and completion of Vilém Zdeněk Stezka’s Wind serenade
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Vilém Zdeněk Stezka's final work, Wind Serenade from 1939, was partially lost in a small earthquake that occurred in Bergamo, Italy on July 31, 2012. In this study I present both analysis and contextualization of the surviving fragments of Stezka's music. Some fragments consist of completed movements, others survive only in short score format, and still others have been completely destroyed. I have used the knowledge gained therefrom to complete Wind Serenade in a fashion that is appropriate in both style and expression. I have also detailed the process of completion in this study as each fragment demands both a unique perspective and technique.