Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)



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Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky (1904-1987) is considered one of the composers who made the greatest contribution to the teaching repertoire for the piano. His interest in young people and devotion to music education has resulted in books and articles, as well as widely used pedagogical works including Childrenfs Pieces, Op. 27, Twenty-Four Little Pieces, Op. 39, and Five Sets of Variation, Op. 51. Many teaching materials in beginning to early intermediate levels include Kabalevskyfs accessible and imaginative pieces from these collections. In comparison, his advanced works are rarely performed in concerts or used for teaching among educators.@@ This research focuses on one of the neglected works by Kabalevsky, Preludes, Op. 38 (1943). The collection includes twenty-four pieces ranging from intermediate to advanced levels. Sixteen intermediate to early advanced level pieces were selected from this collection based on their accessibility as well as musical and pedagogical appeal. The objective of this research is to provide a stylistic overview and an analysis for teaching and performance. Chapter One includes an introduction and the background of Kabalevsky. Chapter Two discusses the compositional style of the Preludes and other works by Kabalevsky. Chapter Three provides analysis of the sixteen selected pieces.



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Gurt, Michael

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