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 performer's perspective on A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen: Transcriptions For Pianoforte From the Works of J.S. Bach (1932)
Author(s):La, Byul Nim
Advisor(s):Robinson, Dana
Contributor(s):Heiles, William; Lund, Erik; Parisi, Susan
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Bach's chorale preludes
Harriet Cohen
Bach piano transcriptions
Bach piano arrangements
Ferruccio Busoni
In chamber music style
Abstract:Transcriptions of Bach's chorale preludes have largely been an unexplored area of the piano repertoire, although these often direct and faithful arrangements offer excellent opportunities for pianists to work on developing listening skills, as well as lyricism and sensitivity in their playing. This thesis explores A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen (1932), with particular emphasis on nine works from the volume’s chorale prelude transcriptions and its only song arrangement. The thesis will be supported by a doctoral project recital, with the aim of reviving and promoting these transcriptions as both pedagogical and performing literature for today’s pianists.
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 Byul Nim La
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-18

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