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作者 Berard, Jesus Manuel
書名 Major-minor relations in the music of Gustav Mahler: Song cycles and selected Lieder
國際標準書號 9781109673937
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說明 461 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-03, Section: A, page: 0761
Adviser: Fred Lerdahl
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Columbia University, 2010
This analytical study focuses upon Mahler's vocal music as a core of his compositional output. Using selected representative examples from his Lieder, song cycles and symphonic vocal movements, the author explores the critical role of major-minor relations in these works as intrinsic elements of Mahler's musical language. Such modal relations in the vocal works are not only closely associated with his texts as mimetic devices, as well as larger hermeneutic considerations, but are vital elements of his musical syntax and tonal structure on different levels, ranging from local harmonic shifts and progressions, modal mixtures and tonal inflections within phrases and longer passages, and relationships between adjacent and successive key regions, to the overarching tonal structure of entire songs, movements and even multi-movement works. The variety of major-minor relations Mahler employs over the course of his output is considerable, including not just parallel major-minor, but other relationships involving mode change, such as relative and chromatic mediants, half-step "Neapolitan" relations, and opposite-mode relations based on other intervals. Arguing for the historical and theoretical relevance of Schoenberg's harmonic and tonal concepts to Mahler's music, the author takes aspects of Schoenberg's theories concerning modal interchange and mixture, key relationships (and their symbols), and his well-known Chart of Regions, as points of departure for his analyses. Schoenberg's ideas are supplemented by the author's own analytical intuitions and by aspects of Fred Lerdahl's recent theoretical models of tonal relations, distances and pitch spaces, and some correlations are made with aspects of neo-Riemannian transformational theory, particularly recent work of David Kopp. The author guides the reader through each work in relative detail through numerous annotated score reductions, gradually working toward more comprehensive views of major-minor relations in each piece, as illustrated in his diagrams. Though Mahler's tonal ranges and major-minor relations vary widely from one work to the next, as his compositional career unfolds, his larger tonal spaces and his inventory of major-minor relations become more extended and complex
School code: 0054
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-03A
主題 Music
Alt Author Columbia University
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