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REDISCOVERING FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN’S

REDISCOVERING FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN’S

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REDISCOVERING FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN’S
TROIS NOUVELLES ÉTUDES 
A MonographSubmitted to the Graduate Faculty of theLouisiana State University andAgricultural and Mechanical Collegein partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree of Doctor of Musical ArtsinThe School of MusicbyQiao-Shuang XianB.M., Columbus State University, 1996M.M., Louisiana State University, 1998December 2002
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF EXAMPLES ………………………………………………………………………. iiiLIST OF FIGURES …………………………………………………………………………… vABSTRACT …………………………………………………………………………………… viCHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………….. 1The Rise of Piano Methods …………………………………………………………….. 1The
Méthode des Méthodes de piano
of 1840 ……………………………………….. 3CHAPTER 2. CHOPIN’S GENERAL MUSICAL APPROACH ………………………….13Formal Structure in Short Works………………………………………………………..13Melody …………………………………………………………………………………….14Phrase Structure …………………………………………………………………………15Harmony ………………………………………………………………………………….18Texture and Figuration ………………………………………………………………….22Rhythmic Complexities ………………………………………………………………….25CHAPTER 3. CHOPIN’S PIANISTIC AND PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH ………....…29The Art of Touch …………………………………………………………………………29Fingering ………………………………………………………………………………….32Use of the Damper Pedal …….…………………………………………………………35Sources of Our Understanding of Chopin’s Pedagogical Thought …………………36
Project de Méthode
……………………………………………………………………...38CHAPTER 4. FORMAL AND HARMONIC ANALYSES OFTHE
THREE NOUVELLES ÉTUDES
……………………….…………….41
Nouvelle Étude
in F Minor ……………………………………….……………………..42
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major …………………………………….…………………45
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major …………………………………….……………………48CHAPTER 5. PEDAGOGICAL ANALYSES OFTHE
THREE NOUVELLES ÉTUDES
…….….……………………………52Leveling the
Three Nouvelles Études
……………………………….…………………53The Place of the
Three Nouvelles Études
Among Chopin’s Works ……..…………55Presentation of the
Three Nouvelles Études
…………………………………….…...55
Nouvelle Étude
in F Minor ………………………………………………………………57
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major …………………………………………………..….….62
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major ..………………………………………………………..68CHAPTER 6. CONCLUSION …….…………………………………………………….….74 BIBLIOGRAPHY …………………………………………………………………………......75VITA ……………………………………………………………………………….………..…79
 
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LIST OF EXAMPLES
2.1
Nouvelle Étude
in F Minor, measures 9-12 ……………………………………152.2. Nocturne in F Minor, op. 55, no. 1, measures 1-8 ……………………………162.3.
Nouvelle Étude
in F Minor, measures 1-4 ……………………………………..162.4.Waltz in A-flat Major, op. 69, no. 1, measures 1-16 …………………………. 172.5.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 1-16 ……………………………….182.6.Étude in G-flat Major, op. 10, no. 5, measures 26-28 …………………..……192.7.Étude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2, measures 19-24 …………………………….202.8.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 17-24 …..……………………….…212.9.Nocturne in E Major, op. 62, no. 2, measures 42-45 ………………………...232.10.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 17-20 ……………………………..242.11.Étude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1, measures 1-2 ……………………………252.12.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 1-4 ………………………………..252.13.Étude in F Minor, op. 25, no. 2, measures 1-2 …………………………..……263.1.Étude in A Minor, op. 25, no. 11, measure 17 ………………………………..323.2.
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major: a, measures 18-19; b, measure 42 ……….323.3.
Nouvelle Étude
in F Minor, measures 41-43 ………………………………….333.4. Étude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2, measure 1 ……………………………………333.5.
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major, measures 12-14 …………………………….343.6.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 25-28 (left hand) ………………..343.7.
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major, measures 43-44 …………………………….354.1. Internal Motive of the
Nouvelle Étude
in D-flat Major: a, measures 1-3;b, measures 29-33; c, measures 55-58; d, measures 72-73 ……………….474.2.
Nouvelle Étude
in A-flat Major, measures 17-24 ……………………………..49

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