Aspects of piano performance : stylistic analysis of the concerto in D, op. 13, for piano and orchestra by Benjamin Britton

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dc.contributor.advisor Palmer, Robert, 1954- en_US Lee, Jung-Eun en_US 2011-06-03T19:28:05Z 2011-06-03T19:28:05Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2006 .L44 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to acknowledge and bring to light the undeniable significance of Benjamin Britten as a composer and his Piano Concerto in D, Op.13. This dissertation delved into the depth of the concerto with structural and harmonic analysis along with suggested pedagogical methods and performance aspects.The first chapter included an introduction of the piano-concerto genre in general, motivation for the study of Britten's Piano Concerto, review of literature on Britten and the piano concerto, and methodology of the dissertation. The second chapter continued with an overview of Britten's life, accomplishments as a pianist, and his contribution to the piano repertoire in general. The third chapter provided a stylistic analysis on each movement of the concerto. It included structural analysis based on the formal, motivic, thematic, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic elements presented throughout the concerto. Additionally, possible technical challenges and suggestions for practice methods were recommended based on the issues of phrasings, articulations, dynamics, musical expressions and styles. Since each movement has its own unique titles such as Toccata, Waltz, Impromptu, and March, the origins of the genre and Britten's association with the terminology was also examined.The dissertation not only underlined the importance of Britten as a composer for the piano, it also revealed his distinct compositional characteristics shown in the piano concerto in relation to his other significant piano repertoire. The dissertation closed with a summary of the detailed analysis of the concerto and recommended further studies on Britten and his piano concerto. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent x, 124 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Concerto. en_US
dc.subject.other Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Concertos, piano, orchestra op. 13. en_US
dc.title Aspects of piano performance : stylistic analysis of the concerto in D, op. 13, for piano and orchestra by Benjamin Britton en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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