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:Johann Samuel Schroeter keyboard concertos, Op. 6
Author(s):Yun, Chi Yong
Advisor(s):Moersch, Charlotte Mattax
Contributor(s):Hobson, Ian; Heiles, William; Tipei, Sever
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Johann Samuel Schroeter
Keyboard concertos
Op. 6
Classical era
Modern edition
performance practices
Industrial revolution
London pianoforte school
Abstract:The musical culture of eighteenth-century London was greatly affected by the Industrial Revolution, which dominated England. With the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, musical instruments were mass produced to meet the demands of the increasing middle class. The pianoforte became the quintessential middle class instrument, and London Pianoforte School composer Johann Samuel Schroeter played a key role in popularizing this newer instrument. Konrad Wolff compares Schroeter with Chopin in the sense of being a “piano specialist” as all his compositions include the pianoforte. Despite Schroeter’s prominent influence upon the development of piano technique and that of the keyboard concerto, very little is known about him today. The present study introduces a modern performing edition of the keyboard concertos, Op. 6, Nos. 1-6, of Johann Samuel Schroeter. It is hoped that transcribing Schroeter’s keyboard concerti into modern notation will make his music more accessible to modern-day pianists. In addition, this study includes a preface that discusses Schroeter’s background, compositional style, performance practices, and pianistic techniques as illustrated by this set of works.This project aims to bring recognition to a musician who, despite his significant contributions to the development of the pianoforte concerto, was virtually forgotten by the early nineteenth century, and whose music has been largely ignored in our time.
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 Chi Yong Yun
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-17

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