Note:This thesis 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 a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Preparation and performance issues for Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18, No. 4
Author(s):Yin, Qian
Advisor(s):Associate Professor Christina Bashford
Contributor(s):Associate Professor Christina Bashford; Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch; Associate Professor Stefan Milenkovic; Clinical Assistant Professor Andrea Solya
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Abstract:The purpose of this research, in support of a doctoral recital, is to explore performance issues and techniques that will help modern performers prepare Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.18 No. 4. Topics include: 1) an overview of Beethoven’s Op.18 No.4; 2) some important aspects of performance preparation, principally in relation to tempo and ensemble, intonation and dynamics, and bowing and phrasing; and 3) an annotated score, incorporating performance suggestions, of Op.18, No.4. In the paper, I draw conclusions about how these issues might be approached, to help string players prepare a successful and convincing performance.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Yin, Qian. Preparation and performance issues for Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18, No. 4. Doctoral project thesis submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2016.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-09-23

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