Identifier

etd-08232015-202905

Degree

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

This monograph explores the life of Russian born composer, educator, and pianist Dmitri Kabalevsky. The first chapter presents a biography of Kabalevksy with special attention given to how biographical details from his life relate to his pedagogical piano works. The second chapter talks about the “Three Whales” of music: the song, march, and dance. Kabalevsky believed these three genres were the most accessible forms of music and that all music was built upon these vital categories. The third chapter analyzes Kabalevsky's compositional style and clarifies the specific features of his compositions that make them pedagogically sound and attractive to the teacher and student. The fourth chapter is a pedagogical analysis of Kabalevsky’s Five Sets of Variations Op. 51, and the fifth chapter is a pedagogical analysis of Easy Variations, op. 40, no. 1 and 2.

Date

2015

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Gurt, Michael

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Music Commons

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