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Master of Music
School of Music
This thesis examines and models the process of analysis as a means for performers, particularly pianists, to engage with the large-scale organizational features of musical works, using the Piano Sonata, Opus 12 by Jean Sibelius as a case study. The unique character and structure of each of the three movements suggests an equally wide range of approaches to analysis, including studies in sonata form, construction of a musical narrative based on external source material, and the use of concepts from Sonata Theory to explain the logic of a highly unconventional tonal and thematic design. The analyses are interwoven with a large-scale approach to performance interpretation, which provides a framework for making surface-level performance decisions.
Tingle, Jesse, "The Performer as Analyst in the Piano Sonata Opus 12 by Jean Sibelius" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 298.
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