Identifier

etd-04102013-120216

Degree

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

The purpose of this treatise is to study Tyzen Hsiao’s Memories of Home as a pedagogical tool to introduce Romantic and Impressionistic styles to intermediate students. This work includes Prelude, Memory, Playground, Ancient Taiwanese Melody, Elegy, and Frolic. This monograph is divided into four chapters as follows: Chapter One introduces the development of Western music in Taiwan; Chapter Two includes detailed biographical information of Tyzen Hsiao; Chapter Three defines the three periods of his compositional career, the various influences on his style, and also contains a general analysis of his musical style and character; Chapter Four presents a theoretical analysis of Tyzen Hsiao’s solo piano work Memories of Home from formal and stylistic perspectives, and furthermore presents this work’s use as a pedagogical tool to introduce Romantic and Impressionistic styles to intermediate piano students; a conclusion then follows.

Date

2013

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Student has submitted appropriate documentation to restrict access to LSU for 365 days after which the document will be released for worldwide access.

Committee Chair

Gurt, Michael

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Music Commons

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