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:An Introduction To Parry's Piano Trio No.2 And Stanford's Piano Trio Op.35, With Comparisons To Aspects Of The Piano Trios Of Brahms
Author(s):Kang, Borah
Advisor(s):Bashford, Christina
Contributor(s):Associate Professor Timothy J. Ehlen; Alexander, Charles Reid; Browning, Zack D.
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Abstract:The piano trio has been a very popular instrumental genre in Europe since the eighteenth century. Many composers wrote piano trios with a scoring for piano, violin, and cello. The genre reached its highest point in the nineteenth century, especially in Germany. Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms wrote numerous piano trios, which are very well-known and frequently performed today. In addition, these repertoires became a model for other composers outside of Germany during the nineteenth century. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was the master of piano-trio writing, and in many respects was considered the successor to Beethoven (1770-1827). His music became a model for piano-trio composers in the nineteenth century. Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848- 1918) and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) are English composers who seem to have observed Brahms’ piano trios carefully. Although their piano trios are much less well-known compared to those by Brahms, their works reveal similarities of melodic contours, intervals, textures, and pianism. A profound lyricism is also displayed in their piano trios. In this paper I introduce Parry’s Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor and Stanford’s Piano Trio Op. 35 No. 1 in Eflat major, exploring the similarities with Brahms’s Piano Trios Op. 8 in B major (1854) and Op. 87 in C major.
Issue Date:2015
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Kang, Borah. AN INTRODUCTION TO PARRY’S PIANO TRIO NO.2 AND STANFORD’S PIANO TRIO OP.35, WITH COMPARISONS TO ASPECTS OF THE PIANO TRIOS OF BRAHMS. Scholarly essay submitted to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2015.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-04-13

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