|Title:||The Unknown Piano Works of César Cui|
|Publisher:||University of Sydney.|
Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
|Abstract:||ABSTRACT The piano works of César Cui (1835–1918) have not been subject to an in-depth analytical and historical study, although they are central to his output as a composer and—of all his works—are among the most suitable for practical use as teaching and performance material. Such a study has been impossible before now as—remarkably for a composer of such historical significance—a number of his works remain unpublished. This thesis provides an overview of the piano works of César Cui while focusing on the unknown (previously unpublished and/or uncatalogued) works. The historical and practical significance of these works, as well as the implications for further research are discussed. Some of these works are published for the first time as part of this dissertation. These include one of the early works found in the Album containing the first surviving compositions by a member of the Mighty Handful; a jocular four-hand piano piece composed on the B, la, E, F theme and sent to M. P. Belaieff on a postcard; and a Lullaby dedicated to Cui’s grandson. In the course of this research, a number of manuscripts of previously uncatalogued works and works that have been deemed lost have been discovered. Using evidence from Cui’s correspondence it was possible to positively identify a number of manuscripts as belonging to the lost Op. 105. Cui’s last three works Opp.104–106 (which are also the last works composed by a member of the Mighty Handful) are explored in detail. The first publication of these works in the format of a critical edition—complete with detailed critical reports and a thematic catalogue—forms the basis for and is the main contribution of this thesis.|
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|Type of Work:||PhD Doctorate|
|Type of Publication:||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (University of Sydney Access only)|
|SID+311099173+Kirill+Monorosi+Volume+I.pdf||Thesis 1||11.64 MB||Adobe PDF|
|SID+311099173+Kirill+MonorosiThesis+V2+Confidential+Material.pdf||Thesis 2||71.4 MB||Adobe PDF|
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