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The following paper centers around defining technical and expressive commonalities while also exploring the respective features of interpretation that distinguish the Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Opus 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach, and the Moderato Nobile movement from Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 35 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. These works exhibit the full range of the violin’s expressive capabilities in music from markedly different style periods. The following chapters include an evaluation of expressive aspects found in each work, and the ways in which they affect performance from the vantage point of the violinist.

Major Mentor

Elisabeth Small

Second Mentor

Robert Gregg

Third Mentor

Terry Klefstad


Music, School of


Music and Performing Arts, College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Master of Music (MM)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University



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