Despite the rise of post-tonal music—music that doesn’t follow the conventions of tonal music established between 1600 and 1900—there are relatively few teaching tools for introducing young and beginning piano students to this style of music. One composer of pedagogical post-tonal piano music is Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee. This project examines Rahbee’s music and what students can gain from practicing and playing it, as well as the importance of female composers. My analysis of Rahbee’s scores brought attention to a valuable collection of underrated pieces with a distinctive, folk-influenced aesthetic.
Durham, NH: Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, University of New Hampshire
Papinsick, Annelise, "The Post-Tonal Pedagogical Piano Music of Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee" (2020). Inquiry Journal. 9.