The meditative and the Bacchanalian: A comprehensive examination of structural and aesthetic nuances, and possible pedagogical applications within Francois Morel's "Deux Etudes de Sonorite" (1954)
Bailey, Walter B.
Doctor of Musical Arts
The Deux Etudes de Sonorite (1954) by the French Canadian composer Francois Morel represent one of the most studied and performed works within the literature for solo piano in Canada. This paper examines what it is about these works that is so appealing to pianists of such a broad range of age and experience. It includes an in depth examination of structural and textural characteristics of each Etude, and a discussion as to how Morel employs these techniques to enhance his desired aesthetic within each Etude. Furthermore, as these works are designated as study pieces, the paper also includes a discussion of the pedagogical applications of each Etude informed by perspectives from a host of Canada's leading piano performer/pedagogues.
Music; Music education