Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Koehler, William, 1954-

Department

School of Music

Abstract

This Honors Capstone Project was a lecture-recital consisting of piano music by eight American composers, spanning the years 1797 to 1929. The purpose of the lecture was to present an overview of the evolution of American compositional techniques, starting from those which imitated prevalent European styles to those which reflect more uniquely-American traditions and innovations. Prior to the performance of each piece, a brief biography of the composer was presented, followed by an overview of the important compositional elements found in the work.

Extent

6 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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