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Title:Performance Insights for Mozart Piano Sonatas Derived from Eighteenth-Century Compositional Guides
Author(s):Hudson, Sharon J.
Director of Research:Hill, John W.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Heiles, William H.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Hill, John W.; Tipei, Sever; Ehlen, Timothy
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mozart piano sonatas
K. 281
K. 333
K. 457
K. 576
phrase punctuation
eighteenth-century theory
Abstract:This thesis uses ideas found in the eighteenth-century composition guides of Joseph Riepel, Heinrich Christoph Koch, Anton Reicha and Johann Friedrich Daube to gain insight into the musical language found in the Mozart sonatas K. 281, 333, 457 and 576. The contemporaneous concepts of the phrase punctuation, expansion and extension, phrase hierarchy, logical relations, and topics forms the basis of the analyses. Insights from the analysis lead to suggestions for performance related to tempos, dynamic changes, phrase separation, pauses, hierarchy of stresses, and other musical elements. The analyses offer more dramatic possibilities of expression, supplementing the innate communicative ability of the performer.
Issue Date:2011-01-14
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Sharon J. Hudson
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-01-14
Date Deposited:December 2

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