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The original solo piano works of Mily Balakirev
I. The purpose of the present study is to examine the original solo piano works of Mily Balakirev and, thereby, to discover their significance in the history of Russian music and to establish their value in the piano repertoire.Chapter I discusses Balakirev's role as a composer, conductor, pianist, musical leader and educator. ...
The noels of the eighteenth-century French organ school
The noels of the eighteenth-century French organ school were based on religious songs, folk-like in nature, which were sung in the vernacular at the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. By the seventeenth century, instrumental versions of the noels appeared, and at the end of the century the first keyboard variations on the noel tunes ...
Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht: history, editions and analyses
This dissertation completed in 1989 is a study containing information surrounding Arnold Schoenberg's original composition of Verklarte Nacht in 1899, his arrangement for string orchestra published in 1917, and his Revision published in 1943. This document is the culmination of the following research: biographical information; ...
The development of an imitative instructional approach to improvising effective melodic statements in jazz solos
This study was initiated after college-level students in a beginning jazz improvisation class and in jazz performance groups were observed to be having difficulty improvising effective melodic statements in improvised jazz solos. The problem was observed to affect both music majors and students majoring in other subjects. All ...