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A Study of the Solo Piano Works by Owen Middleton (b. 1941) With a Recording of Selected Works from 1962-1993


Abstract Owen Middleton (b. 1941) enjoys an established and growing reputation as a composer of classical guitar music, but his works for piano are comparatively little known. The close investigation offered here of Middleton's works for piano reveals the same impressive craftsmanship, compelling character, and innovative spirit found in his works for guitar. Indeed, the only significant thing Middleton's piano music currently lacks is the well-deserved attention of professional players and a wider audience. Middleton's piano music needs to be heard, not just discussed, so one of this document's purposes is to provide a recorded sample of his piano works. While the overall repertoire for solo piano is vast, and new works become estab... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Moreau, Barton Andrew (Author) / Hamilton, Robert (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Campbell, Andrew (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Gardner, Joshua (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / American / Middleton / Owen / Piano / Recording / Solo
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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