Department

Music

Publication Year

2016

Abstract

My thesis examines the ways in which Chopin's music is understood as gendered through an examination of his Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61. I explore the associations of the titular genres with musical gestures perceived as either feminine or masculine, and the ways in which Chopin inverts listeners' gendered expectations. This leads into a discussion on how an understanding of gender in this piece might influence one's performance decisions.

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