Creative and Analytical Studies of a Senior Recital

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Sun, Elise
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Music
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Eric Mc Kee, Thesis Supervisor
  • Charles Dowell Youmans, Honors Advisor
  • the Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Chopin Ballade
  • beethoven Late Sonatas
  • Prokofiev toccata
My thesis comprises two components: a recital and a research paper. The first part, a recital of about forty-five minutes to an hour, represents the creative aspect and the bulk of my preparation and work. The second part represents the historical and analytical research I undertook to better interpret and understand the meaning and structure of the works I performed. As a result, my thesis combines research and creative elements, creating a final product that shows both my musical depth and my intellectual and academic ability.