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A Recording and Overview of the Solo Piano Works by John La Montaine (b. 1920)


Abstract John La Montaine (b. 1920) has devoted his life to music composition. His major works total 62 opus numbers, including operas, concertos, songs, chamber music, and orchestral works as well as eleven compositions for solo piano. Among his composition teachers were Nadia Boulanger and Howard Hanson, and his first piano concerto was awarded the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Music. He was active also as a concert soloist and collaborative pianist, appearing on prestigious concert series and with first-rank orchestras. Despite his obvious success, La Montaine did not seek publicity. As a result, the majority of his music is not widely known. La Montaine's eleven compositions for solo piano are written in a wide variety of styles, from tonal to ser... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor O'Brien, Andrew (Author) / Hamilton, Robert (Advisor) / Cosand, Walter (Committee member) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Meyer Thompson, Janice (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / La Montaine / Montaine / piano solo
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 153 pages
Language English
Copyright
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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Description Dissertation/Thesis
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Description 1 Questioning
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Description 2 6 Dance Preludes: Preamble
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Description 18 Sonata for Piano: III
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Description 34 3 Pieces for Piano Solo: Birds
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Description 37 Toccata