Doctoral Recital: 2007-03-08 - Ling-Yu Kan, piano

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Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree

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Kan, Ling-Yu March 8, 2007.


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  • Main Title: Doctoral Recital: 2007-03-08 - Ling-Yu Kan, piano
  • Series Title: Doctoral Recitals
  • Added Title: Lecture Recital: The Significance of Dmitry Shostakovich's Piano Sonata, Op. 12

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Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree


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The Significance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Sonata Op.12 (Thesis or Dissertation)

The Significance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Sonata Op.12

The aspiration of this dissertation is to bring forth the significance of Shostakovich's Piano Sonata Op.12. This sonata is a hybrid of the German musical tradition, Russian Modernism, and Liszt's thematic transformation technique. It demonstrates Shostakovich's highly intellectual compositional skills influenced by the education that he received at St. Petersburg Conservatory as well as the exposure to modern music in the 1920s. This dissertation discusses composition techniques, such as the harmonic piers adapted from Alexander Scriabin, neighboring-tone technique, which involves the application of semitone cell throughout the piece, as well as the technique of thematic transformation borrowed from Liszt. These all come together by Shostakovich's design in the most controversial sonata form. The Piano Sonata Op.12 also sheds light on Shostakovich's early compositional style and proves its contribution to the evolution of sonata genre in the twentieth-century.

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  • March 8, 2007

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  • Nov. 9, 2007, 9:49 a.m.

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  • Nov. 17, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

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Kan, Ling-Yu. Doctoral Recital: 2007-03-08 - Ling-Yu Kan, piano, audio recording, March 8, 2007; Denton, Texas. ( accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Music Library.