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A Rediscovered Genius, Carl Czerny and his F minor Grand Piano Sonata, Op.178: A Critical Analysis and Performance Guide

Abstract Between the years of 1818 and 1833 the Austrian composer, teacher, and pianist, Carl Czerny (1791–1857) wrote one of his greatest compositions, the f minor Grand Piano Sonata, Op.178 for piano four hands. Overshadowed by composers like Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and possibly because of Czerny’s prolific pedagogical output, this work has received little scholarly attention and is rarely performed.

The aim of my paper is first to provide a concise background of the composer for better insight of his ideas and influences and, second to provide a theoretical framework and analysis of the composition to show how this piece is uniquely set in the musical backdrop among early nineteenth century piano ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Shui, Ho Michael (Author) / Pagano, Caio (Advisor) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Norby, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Musical composition / Music history / Czerny / Op.178 / piano duet / piano four hands / piano Sonata
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 74 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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