Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:A study of Nikolai Kapustin's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 82
Author(s):Yorgason, Alie Anne
Advisor(s):Heiles, William
Contributor(s):Hobson, Ian; Lund, Erik; Carrillo, Carlos
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
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Abstract:Nikolai Kapustin’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 82 was written in 1997 and has received little attention in the scholarly literature. In his compositions, Kapustin is perhaps best known for combining classical forms with jazz harmony, placing his music within the third-stream movement. This study will feature an in-depth investigation into the particular classical and jazz elements found in the 24 Preludes and Fugues. A history of the prelude and fugue genre will be briefly explored in order to illustrate how Kapustin retains elements and deviates from traditional norms of the genre. Naturally, any composer that writes a set of 24 preludes and fugues will be compared to the master of the genre, J. S. Bach. This study will show the influence of Bach on Kapustin’s compositional style in the 24 Preludes and Fugues. Additionally, a complete analysis of 12 selected preludes and fugues will be valuable and beneficial to future scholars and performers, who will hopefully be inspired to learn about and perform this piece.
Issue Date:2019
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Alie Anne Yorgason
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-06-24

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