Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

First Advisor

Michael Gurt

Abstract

This monograph examines the piano compositions of Alberto Ginastera and develops possible suggestions for the instruction of pedaling. These suggestions assist teachers in their instruction of piano students, possibly resulting in more authentic, convincing performances. This paper includes suggestions as to why one type of pedaling might be preferable to another. Such suggestions stem not only from a study of harmony, texture, dynamics, notation, and rhythm, but also from comparisons between Ginastera's works that contain pedal markings and those that do not. This monograph draws conclusions about pedaling based upon analysis of selected piano compositions by Ginastera. The repertoire chosen for study includes Danzas argentinas, op. 2 (Durand & Cie); 12 American Preludes, op. 12 (Carl Fischer, Inc.); Suite de danzas criollas, op. 15 (Boosey & Hawkes) and Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes, op. 19 (Boosey & Hawkes). The monograph further discusses procedures that should help enable pianists to make informed pedaling choices for performance.

ISBN

9780599905719

Pages

80

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