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Isaac Mikhnovsky's Concert Fantasies on Russian Operas for Solo Piano

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dc.contributor.advisor Monson, Linda A. Mirtcheva, Ina Radeva
dc.creator Mirtcheva, Ina Radeva en_US 2014-09-18T01:57:43Z 2014-09-18T01:57:43Z 2014-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to reintroduce Isaac Mikhnovsky (1914-1978) to a new generation of scholars and musicians. Not only was Mikhnovsky a brilliant pianist who gave the Russian premiere of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, he was also an outstanding composer who wrote a number of original works and created many transcriptions on songs by Glinka, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as several larger Concert Fantasies based on Russian operas. This work contains a detailed analysis of these Concert Fantasies and assesses their significance within the history of the piano virtuoso piano transcription genre and within the vast solo keyboard repertoire. Furthermore, the formal study of these highly original, technically demanding, yet faithful renditions of the operatic material is the first scholarly research of Mikhnovsky's works. In addition, this document will assist scholars and performers who wish to expand their knowledge of the Russian piano heritage.
dc.format.extent 129 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Ina Radeva Mirtcheva en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Performing arts en_US
dc.subject Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject arrangement en_US
dc.subject Isaac Mikhnovsky en_US
dc.subject opera fantasie en_US
dc.subject piano transcription en_US
dc.subject Russia en_US
dc.subject virtuoso en_US
dc.title Isaac Mikhnovsky's Concert Fantasies on Russian Operas for Solo Piano en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Music en George Mason University en

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