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The solo piano works of Alexander Müllenbach: An introduction and approach to performance

2009, Doctor of Musical Arts, Ohio State University, Music.
Alexander Müllenbach (b.1949 in Luxembourg) is a prodigiously gifted and award-winning composer whose life and versatile career in music may inspire the reader, and whose fascinatingly original works for piano warrant thorough study. The performing artist carries the responsibility to effectively communicate the composer’s music to the audience through an edified, inspired, and creative performance approach. Through examination of his piano compositions, and by communicating directly with the composer about his life and work through interview, I hope to enable such an achievement. I initially learned of Müllenbach through performances of his compositions during my graduate studies at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he serves as Professor of Composition. My research consisted of an interview with the composer and exploration of his compositional world as revealed through his published and unpublished works for piano, which include: Three Winter Pieces, Preludes and Fugues, Night Music, Unter dem Regenbogen, and To B (or not…). It is my hope that this document will promote further study and enjoyment of Müllenbach’s compositions so they may thrive in institutions of higher learning and in the concert hall, and that it may play a vital role in promoting modern art music in the classical performing tradition for students and pianists of future generations.
Caroline Hong, DMA (Advisor)
Hilary Apfelstadt, PhD (Committee Member)
Robin Rice, DMA (Committee Member)
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