Author

Jamie Mazza

Defense Date

2-19-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

recital

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Performance

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Kenneth Burky

Committee Member

David Allen Wehr

Committee Member

Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah

Committee Member

Dr. Stephen Benham

Committee Member

Edward Kocher

Keywords

Piano, Debussy, Music, Schumann

Abstract

This graduate recital features significant piano works from the major periods in music history. The opening pieces - the Scarlatti sonatas - are technically challenging but allow the pianist to show a great deal of expression. Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 39 as well as the Weisgarber Sonatine are collaborative works; the first features a soprano soloist and the second is written for flute, clarinet, and piano. Ending the first half of the program is Schumann's Concerto in A minor, op. 54, extremely challenging for both soloist and accompanist, especially during the cadenza. The second half of the recital includes another contemporary work, Sketches in Color (Volume 2) by Robert Starer; these are short, exciting pieces based on tertiary colors. The recital closes with Debussy's Estampes, a set of works that were one of his earliest compositions for solo piano.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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