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The impact of Stravinsky's serial conversion on composers of the “American Stravinsky School”: An examination of selected works for piano


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The purpose of this research is to assess the impact of Stravinsky's serial conversion in 1952, encountered in the works of composers of the "American Stravinsky School" in the 1940s and 1950s who followed Stravinsky's Neo-Classicism. My research evaluates this period, investigates the American Stravinsky School, and analyzes its music--in particular, selected works for piano by five composers of the school: Arthur Berger, Irving Fine, Lukas Foss, Harold Shapero, and Leo Smit. Stravinsky's stylistic change directly influenced their compositional methods, and prompted completely disparate and diverse responses from each individual composer. After the 1952 turning point, composers of the school evaluated their years of Stravinskian Neo-Classicism, and re-oriented themselves independently. Stravinsky's serial conversion led the composers of the American Stravinsky School to stylistic independence, with their unique compositional voices grounded in the music of their Stravinskian Neo-classic period.

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Subject
Music
Classification
0413: Music
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; American Stravinsky School; Arthur Berger; Berger, Arthur; Composers; Fine, Irving; Foss, Lukas; Harold Shapero; Igor Stravinsky; Irving Fine; Leo Smit; Lukas Foss; Neo-Classicism; Piano; Serial conversion; Shapero, Harold; Smit, Leo; Stravinsky, Igor
Title
The impact of Stravinsky's serial conversion on composers of the “American Stravinsky School”: An examination of selected works for piano
Author
Kim, Ye-Ree
Number of pages
121
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0046
Source
DAI-A 67/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542509889, 0542509881
Advisor
Straus, Joseph N.
University/institution
City University of New York
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3204955
ProQuest document ID
305372317
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305372317
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