Advisor

Harris, Caleb

Committee Member

Ehle, Robert

Committee Member

Kauffman, Deborah

Committee Member

Gregg, Ellen

Department

Music

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-1-2012

Genre

Thesis

Extent

160 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The solo piano repertoire contains numerous examples of nocturnes by a wide variety of composers. Chopin's nocturnes receive the most play time and are often used for pedagogical purposes. The purpose of this study is to explore the other piano nocturnes that could be used in piano pedagogy. The first chapter provides a discussion of the nocturne as a genre, including the definition of "nocturne" and the differences between the 19th and 20th Century conceptions of it. The second chapter lists nocturnes composed during the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, as well as biographical and stylistic information of their composers. The remainder of the study focuses on individual nocturnes and their pedagogical value. Intermediate to advanced level nocturnes by a variety of composers, including Dave Brubeck, Benjamin Britten, Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Samuel Barber, Charles Griffes, and Lowell Liebermann, are examined.

Degree type

DA

Degree Name

Doctoral

People

Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849

People

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Murdock_unco_0161D_10202

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by author.

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