Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
This dissertation will investigate the historical significance and modern application of Beethoven's improvisations in performance, first by observing what we know through primary sources and eye-witness accounts, then by considering the reasons for the absence of improvisation in modern performance practice and the steps that could be taken towards reincorporating classical improvisation into modern pedagogy, and finally by offering historically-based improvisation exercises and written-out examples of improvisations in Beethoven's works to benefit modern pianists.
Kinderknecht, Julia, "Revolutionary Pedagogy: A Historical Perspective on Improvising in Beethoven" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5977.