A comparison of performance approaches to Prokofiev's Sonata for flute and piano, op. 94

Wendy Jane Garrity

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[Truncated] The purpose of this study has been to develop and apply a methodology which can be used to compare different performances of the same work. Adapted from the Coding Method devised by Uscher for a study of performance approaches to 20th-century works for viola, the current approach utilizes computer graphics to facilitate direct comparisons between several performers' approaches to a work, in this case Prokofiev's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op.94.Six flautists of international standing were interviewed about the challenges they encounter when performing Prokofiev's Sonata, the strategies they employ to solve such problems, and the reasons behind specific performance choices. The latter is of particular interest to flautists in the light of the differences between the versions of this sonata which exist for flute and violin and also between the several editions available for flute.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Publication statusUnpublished - 2000

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