Dimitri Kabalevsky's Sonata No. 3, Op. 46, composed in 1946, is a fascinating work that demonstrates Russian nationalism and neoclassicism. During his lifetime, the Russian Revolution and the decline of romanticism influenced a new variety of music styles. This project report discusses Russia's social atmosphere and background. The report will also serve as a guide to assist piano performers in interpreting this sonata with increased enthusiasm and understanding. Russian composers who have a similar nationalistic tendency as Kabalevsky will also be discussed. Additionally, this project report explores how Kabalevsky applied his neoclassical musical style and nationalistic spirit to his music through an analysis of form, tonality, time signature, melody, harmony, counterpoint and rhythm. Through an examination of the first movement, the composer's heroic patriotism and Russian folk song characteristics are evidenced in this work. A performer's point of view will be presented along with useful suggestions to play this work effectively.
|Commitee:||Doyle, Alicia M., Uranker, Mark|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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