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作者 Davis, John Lawton
書名 An analysis of serial technique in Webern's Cantata Number Two and Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum" with implications for performance
說明 265 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 56-02, Section: A, page: 0397
Director: Lewis Nielson
Thesis (D.M.A.)--University of Georgia, 1994
The purpose of this document is to provide an analysis and a study of the performance implications of Cantata Number Two by Anton Webern and Canticum Sacrum by Igor Stravinsky. This purpose will be accomplished through the following methodology: (1) Analyze both works. (2) Compare them as appropriate. (3) Investigate the performance implications of the analyses and comparisons. (4) Draw conclusions
Analytic terminology used in the study will conform to standard terms and nomenclature for serial and non-serial atonal music. Pitch-class set analysis will be used to inform the serial analysis
After the death of Arnold Schoenberg in 1951, Igor Stravinsky experimented with and adapted serialism as a viable compositional alternative in his own music. In Music of the Twentieth Century: Style and Structure, Bryan Simms says, "Of the many factors that contributed to this new language, probably the most decisive was Stravinsky's encounter in the early 1950's with the music of Webern."$\sp1$ Simms goes on to quote Stravinsky's assistant, Robert Craft, who affirms that Stravinsky was familiar with and challenged by the cantatas of Webern
A large body of literature relating to the compositional output of these two composers is available; however, much of it does not focus on serial choral music. The preponderance of research in the choral area is either out of date, focuses on works/topics which are not germane to this study, or is insufficiently comprehensive regarding the specific works and comparisons/contrasts inherent in this study
Despite the fact that a large body of research on the music of these two composers exists, this study is helpful because it focuses on a complete serial analysis of both of these important choral works augmented by pitch-class set analysis. Several analyses have been attempted prior to recent theoretical developments but none since the advent of fully developed serial and pitch-class set theory. In addition, the comparison and contrast of techniques used in these two choral works provides valuable insight into rehearsal preparation and performance of them.$\sp2$ Expansion of knowledge in the area of serial choral composition and performance is another benefit which derives from this study. ftn$\sp1$Bryan R. Simms, Music in the Twentieth Century: Style and Structure (New York: Schirmer Books, 1986) 339. $\sp2$John Paul Brantley, "The Serial Choral Music of Igor Stravinsky," (Ph. D. diss., University of Iowa, 1978), 421
School code: 0077
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 56-02A
主題 Music
Education, Music
Alt Author University of Georgia
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