Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Franz Liszt is credited with the first application of the term "recital" to a performance of solo music: in 1840 he advertised a program of "recitals" of the piano of a number of pieces. Afterwards the word was appropriated for designation of the performance of a whole program, as opposed to the performance of an individual work. This is how it is used today --- the performance by one or two performers of a group of solo pieces
In forming and executing a recital the performer has the responsibility of planning intelligently as well as performing the music in the best manner possible. Among the many preliminary considerations, the purpose and the structure of a recital are theoretical questions to be taken into account, whereas several more practical and specific considerations also demand attention. These latter include several aspects which are peculiar to the nature of the organ recital and which must be given thought by the organist.
Stevens, Bruce B., "Philosophy and explication of an honors organ recital" (1969). Honors Theses. 775.