Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Piano Sonatas of Allen Sapp A Study of Style and Language
by Hogan, Charles, D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2010, 191; 3438920
Abstract (Summary)

This document examines the ten piano sonatas of Allen Sapp. These ten works demonstrate the composer's stylistic development and correspond to crucial moments of change. The examination looks at Sapp's language and influences of each of three distinct periods, giving general traits and compositional tendencies of the periods. Alternating with these stylistic surveys are more probing analyses of one sonata from each period. While these stand as great musical works in their own, this document is the first comprehensive study on the ten sonatas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pridonoff, Eugene, Wheeler, T. Ray
Commitee: Pridonoff, Elizabeth, Wing, Lizabeth
School: University of Cincinnati
Department: Piano
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 72/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Piano, Piano music, Post-tonal, Posttonal, Sapp, Allen, Serialism, Sonata, Twentieth-century
Publication Number: 3438920
ISBN: 978-1-124-43374-5
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