Pedagogical guide to Khachaturian's Piano concerto in D-flat major
Kim, Hyeyoung Joanna
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This dissertation focuses on interpretative and technical challenges found in Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto in D-flat major. It is intended to offer pianists and piano teachers a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the concerto and to provide general information on its history and context. The dissertation consists of a pedagogical guide to the concerto which provides detailed suggestions and explanations for solving its technical and stylistic challenges. Formal structure, harmonic language, rhythm, phrasing, articulation, motivic development, and timbre are also addressed. A discography of available recordings in the U.S. is included.