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:A performance guide for pianists to selected keyboard pieces by Jacques Duphly
Author(s):Mu, Tong
Advisor(s):Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Tsitsaros, Christos
Contributor(s):Moersch, Charlotte Mattax; Ehlen, Timothy; Heiles, William
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):French Baroque music:Jacques Duphly
Performance practice
Piano pedagogy
Style Brisé
Baroque dance
Abstract:This study explores keyboard compositions by Jacques Duphly, a French Baroque composer, and investigates the suitability of his pieces for pianists from a pedagogical and performance perspective. Some of Duphly’s compositions feature French traditional elements such as style brisé, ornamentation, and dance genres, while many others indicate a strong Italian influence. In his last harpsichord volume, Quatrième livre, Duphly included pre-classical elements such as the Alberti bass. Historical background is given in Chapter I, including a biography of the composer, basic information about the harpsichord and the modern piano, and general recommendations for how harpsichord music may be adapted to the piano. Chapter II explores issues surrounding the performance practice of French Baroque compositions, with an emphasis on Duphly’s keyboard music, such as musical forms, tempo, articulation, rhythmic alteration, style brisé, ornamentation, and Baroque dance genres. Chapter III provides a performance guide for pianists to selected compositions from Duphly’s four harpsichord collections: Premier livre (1744), Deuxième livre (1748), Troisième livre (1756), and Quatrième livre (1768). The performance guide suggests a tempo for each piece as well as realizations of ornaments and special effects, fingerings, dynamics, rhythmic alterations and articulations.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Tong Mu
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-03-29

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