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A Study of the Piano Works by Anatol Lyadov

Abstract As one of the composers living in an era filled with innovations, Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov (1855-1914) has been relatively ignored by scholars and pianists to date. He is an unusual composer with multiple characteristics: solitary but expressive, talented but indolent. His compositional style never lacked critics—especially with respect to his persistent preference of miniatures. Nonetheless, his piano works embody the breathtaking beauty of the composer’s independent musical ideas and colorful musical language. Compared with the flourishing, dazzling, and nationalized music from other composers living in the same era, these light, flowing musical pieces from Lyadov have irreplaceable value.

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Created Date 2018
Contributor Zhang, Xiaoyu (Author) / Hamilton, Robert (Advisor) / Creviston, Hannah (Committee member) / DeMars, James (Committee member) / Meir, Baruch (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Performing arts / Music / Musical composition / Composition / Lyadov / Pedagogy / Performance / Piano / Russian
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 75 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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