Publication Date

2010-10-14

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2013-02-05

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2010-04-05

First Committee Member

Ivan Davis

Second Committee Member

Frank Cooper

Third Committee Member

Paul Wilson

Fourth Committee Member

J. Robert Floyd

Abstract

The focus of this lecture recital is to discuss and perform Godowsky’s eight transcriptions of Chopin’s Etude op. 10 no. 5 in a clear and illuminating manner. These eight transcriptions are representative of the various forms of transcription Godowsky employs. Focusing on only one etude of Chopin will bring a cohesive format to the lecture recital. The purpose of this lecture recital is to clarify the issues of ostensible over abundance of difficulties and textures that have caused the studies to be misunderstood and neglected. It is the author’s goal to present comprehensive examples and testimonies pertaining to the merits and ingenuity of these works.

Keywords

etudes

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