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Frank Martin’s Huit préludes pour le piano: A Representation of His Compositional Sound and Style


Abstract This research paper aims to understand Frank Martin’s Huit préludes pour le piano (1948) as a summary of his compositional styles, by demonstrating common elements between the preludes and Martin’s compositions of other genres.

Swiss musician Frank Martin (1890-1974) composed in many genres, from theatrical and symphonic works to vocal, chamber, and solo works. Huit préludes pour le piano, his best-known piece for solo piano, merits more recognition in the modern repertoire than it currently receives, as it encompasses a wide range of pianistic techniques, colors, and atmospheres to challenge the mature pianist. This set of preludes represents Martin’s unique compositional sound and style, in which Martin retains a sense of tonal functi... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Tchoi, Lim Angela (Author) / Hamilton, Robert D (Advisor) / Thompson, Janice C (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ellon D (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Composer / Compositional Style / Frank Martin / Piano / Preludes / Swiss
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 182 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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