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Richard Strauss's violin writing in his early years from 1870 to 1898—The influence of the violin sonata


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The dissertation focuses on the development of Strauss's writing for violin from the early chamber music works up to the violin sonata, a milestone in his development, which foreshadows his compositional style for the violin parts in his tone poems. Analysis of selected passages from the tone poems will demonstrate the relationship of those works to his earlier compositions.

Although Strauss's violin sonata is performed regularly and has received some attention from scholars, his earlier works are rarely heard and have not been studied in detail. His early writing for violin was classical, both musically and technically. These works follow in the footsteps of earlier composers, especially Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The violin sonata, in contrast, is more progressive. In the sonata, Strauss reveals his unique musical language and anticipates the heroic style of his orchestral writing in the tone poems. He expanded the technical capability of the violin and used the instrument in more sophisticated ways in this work. In the tone poems, he exploits the instrument to its full capacity.

In addition to discussing the development of Strauss's violin writing from his early chamber music work to his tone poems, performance suggestions will be within the scope of this dissertation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music
Classification
0413: Music
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Germany; Strauss, Richard; Tone poems; Violin Sonata Op. 18; Violin sonata; Violin writing
Title
Richard Strauss's violin writing in his early years from 1870 to 1898—The influence of the violin sonata
Author
Tsai, Pei-Chun
Number of pages
172
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0046
Source
DAI-A 71/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109642414
Advisor
Carey, Norman; DeFord, Ruth
Committee member
Kramer, Richard; Saloman, Ora
University/institution
City University of New York
Department
Music
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3396495
ProQuest document ID
305189816
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305189816
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