A structural and practice-strategy analysis of Serge Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 23, No. 4 in D major from the pianist's perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Palmer, Robert, 1954-
dc.contributor.author Lee, Yi-Hsuan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-17T17:41:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-17T17:41:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200836
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to discuss and analyze Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op. 23, no. 4 in D Major and present a performer’s guide outlining challenges and effective practice strategies for the work. Key topics covered included: 1. a biography of Rachmaninoff, 2. tonal and formal structures in Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op. 23, no. 4, 3. musical and physical gestures used in Prelude op. 23, no. 4, and 4. performance practice. Regarding performance practice, the investigator presented challenges faced when learning Prelude op. 23, no. 4 and detailed practicing strategies essential to overcoming these difficulties. Finally, the study concluded by outlining the investigator’s personal experiences and daily practice routines for learning Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op. 23, no. 4, and suggesting that pianists may benefit from applying such techniques when studying the work. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.other Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Preludes, piano, op. 23. No. 4.
dc.title A structural and practice-strategy analysis of Serge Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 23, No. 4 in D major from the pianist's perspective en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Structural and practice strategy analysis of Serge Rachmaninoff's Prelude op. 23, no. 4 in D major from the pianist's perspective
dc.type Creative project (M.M.), 3 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1865401


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