Composers as parents: Selected twentieth-century piano works written by fathers for their children
Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
This research paper, "Composers as Parents: Selected Twentieth-Century Piano Works Written Fathers for Their Children," focuses on compositions by Igor Stravinsky, Luigi Dallapicola, Dmitri Shostakovich, Xavier Montsalvatge, and Norman Dello Joio. This study includes solo and four-hand piano works and examines pedagogical approaches, stylistic elements, and the historical background of each work. The pieces examined are each dedicated to the composer's child and served as teaching materials, domestic entertainment, or gifts. The music discussed represents a broad range of difficulty from late elementary to early advanced levels. A brief biography of each composer and a discussion of significant elements in each work provide information for teachers, students, and performers.
Nitisingkarin, Onpavee, "Composers as parents: Selected twentieth-century piano works written by fathers for their children" (2015). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6321.