Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The pianistic idiosyncrasies of Charles Valentin Alkan as exemplified in his "Recueil de Chants"
by Lee, Warren, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 48; 1592612
Abstract (Summary)

The focus of this paper is an examination of Charles Valentin Alkan's pianistic mannerisms evident in his Recueil de Chants, with the purpose of presenting as an introduction to Alkan's miniatures, of which there are many. The works usually associated with Alkan are his substantially larger pieces which can be intimidating for the pianist who is unfamiliar with his music. Although challenging as well, the Chants are brief pieces and easier than these larger-scale works. In addition, the influence of Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words on the Chants will be highlighted. It is interesting to note that the titles of both composers' works were inspired by the vocal genre.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chou, Shun-Lin
Commitee: Anglin, David, Waites, Althea
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 1592612
ISBN: 978-1-321-88058-8
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