Date Presented

Winter 2-2-2007

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Oeida M. Hatcher

Second Advisor

Barbara Rothermel

Third Advisor

Cynthia B. Ramsey


The purpose of this research was to gain information about Charles-Auguste de Beriot (1802-1870) and his contributions to the violin. The specific problems of the study were as follows: 1.) to identify what influenced the compositions of Charles-Auguste de Beriot; 2.) to outline important developments in his writing that contributed to violin technique and Romanticism; and 3.) to analyze Concerto IX in A minor for Violin, Op. 104 in terms of melody, harmony, tonality, texture, and form. The intention of this research is to investigate Beriot’s compositions for violin and examines the Romantic aspects that appear in his Concerto IX. The appendix contains a discography of Concerto IX.