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Makiko Kinoshita and her 9 Preludes for piano: The amalgam of American jazz and European tradition

Mai Nagatomo, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

Makiko Kinoshita is one of the leading contemporary composers in Japan. Kinoshita's 9 Preludes (2001) is remarkable twenty-first century piano literature that provides abundant use of various musical styles. The most important style that Kinoshita combined with traditional Western writing is jazz; especially the rhythmic and harmonic language of Jazz music. This document provides a detailed analysis of Kinoshita's unique treatments of form, tonality, harmony, rhythm, and motivic materials. The central section of this study employs musical examples in order to examine how Kinoshita fuses diverse elements of musical styles with modern musical language to create her own idiom. Along with an analysis of the work, Kinoshita's biography, and musical aesthetics will be discussed. In addition, a brief history of Western music in Japan is included.^

Subject Area

Music

Recommended Citation

Nagatomo, Mai, "Makiko Kinoshita and her 9 Preludes for piano: The amalgam of American jazz and European tradition" (2012). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3546630.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3546630

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