Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The performing practice of preluding: Johann Nepomuk Hummel's twenty-four Preludes for piano, Op. 67
by Liu, Pei-Lin, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 40; 1486654
Abstract (Summary)

Preluding before the actual written compositions was a popular practice in the eighteenth century. This project surveys the historical context of preluding on the piano, including discussions on what was the style of improvisation between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, important composers of published preludes, and how Hummel's Preludes in All Twenty-four Major and Minor Keys, Op. 67 became a significant influence in the keyboard history. The author will also discuss which composition will be appropriate for preluding using Hummel's Preludes, Ope 67. In addition, the use of preluding to reduce performance anxiety is explored.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chou, Shun-Lin
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Austria
Publication Number: 1486654
ISBN: 978-1-124-28251-0
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