Honors Program Theses
Tempestuous Translations: Exploring the Artistic and Thematic Relationship between Shakespeare's The Tempest and Beethoven's "Tempest" Piano Sonata in D Minor Op. 31 no. 2
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Open Access Honors Program Thesis
I first conceived of this project after I decided to play the Beethoven "Tempest" Sonata as a piece for my Senior Piano recital. While I was researching the basic history of the music, I read the story about Beethoven being asked to explain the meaning of the sonata and responding, "Just read Shakespeare's Tempest!" Because I am both a Music and an English Education major, I was instantly intrigued by this and I've been captivated ever since!
Year of Submission
School of Music
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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O'Donnell, Chelsea, "Tempestuous Translations: Exploring the Artistic and Thematic Relationship between Shakespeare's The Tempest and Beethoven's "Tempest" Piano Sonata in D Minor Op. 31 no. 2" (2013). Honors Program Theses. 559.
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