Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation

Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation

This volume is an analytical study of 18 works by Brahms, making skillful use of Schoenberg's provocative concept of developing variation.

Author: Walter Frisch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520069587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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This volume is an analytical study of 18 works by Brahms, making skillful use of Schoenberg's provocative concept of developing variation. It traces a genuine evolution through Brahm's compositions, considering their relationship to each other.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Brahms Studies

Brahms Studies

FIVE Brahms and the Shifting Barline : Metric Displacement and Formal Process in the Trios with Wind Instruments Peter ... See Walter Frisch , Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation ( Berkeley : University of California Press ...

Author: Brahms Studies

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803261969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A publication of the American Brahms Society, Brahms Studies publishes essays on the life, work, and artistic milieu of Johannes Brahms. Each volume collects the best in Brahms scholarship, including criticism, analysis, theory, biography, archival and documentary studies, and translations of important studies that have appeared in foreign languages.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

His work on Brahms is often cited, and more of his ideas on developing variation and Brahms's harmonies can be found throughout Zwischen Romantik ... A reworking of “Brahms's Sonata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation.

Author: Heather Platt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576196

Category: Music

Page: 416

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Sonata Fragments

Sonata Fragments

134–73, see Frisch, Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation, 53–56. 3. For Frisch, m. 91 begins “the grandest variation of all” in a movement that comprises “a strange Mischform combining features of both variation and sonata” ...

Author: Andrew Davis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253025456

Category: Music

Page: 209

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“An effort to expand sonata theory more solidly into the nineteenth-century repertoire.” —Notes In Sonata Fragments, Andrew Davis argues that the Romantic sonata is firmly rooted, both formally and expressively, in its Classical forebears, using Classical conventions in order to convey a broad constellation of Romantic aesthetic values. This claim runs contrary to conventional theories of the Romantic sonata that place this nineteenth-century musical form squarely outside inherited Classical sonata procedures. Building on Sonata Theory, Davis examines moments of fracture and fragmentation that disrupt the cohesive and linear temporality in piano sonatas by Chopin, Brahms, and Schumann. These disruptions in the sonata form are a narrative technique that signify temporal shifts during which we move from the outer action to the inner thoughts of a musical agent, or we move from the story as it unfolds to a flashback or flash-forward. Through an interpretation of Romantic sonatas as temporally multi-dimensional works in which portions of the music in any given piece can lie inside or outside of what Sonata Theory would define as the sonata-space proper, Davis reads into these ruptures a narrative of expressive features that mark these sonatas as uniquely Romantic. “A major achievement.” —Michael L. Klein, author of Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject
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Musical Currents from the Left Coast

Musical Currents from the Left Coast

4 5 6 8 9 10 In particular, see Walter Frisch, Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984); Rudolph Réti attempts to show how each theme from Brahms's Second Symphony ...

Author: Bruce Quaglia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443812313

Category: Music

Page: 335

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Musical Currents from the Left Coast, edited by Jack Boss and Bruce Quaglia, presents a timely snapshot of the analytical concerns and methodologies that have proliferated throughout the current moment in North American music theoretical circles. The repertoire spanned within this volume is extensive. It covers music from J.S. Bach through the late 19th Century and continues finally to the modernist, avant garde, and post-modernist repertoire of the past century. Previously neglected aspects of musical structure, such as rhythm and meter, are presented here on equal footing with the traditional preoccupations of harmony and thematic process. Meter in particular is treated in great depth here: it is explored from the perspectives of both listener and performer and treats repertoire as diverse as Bach, Chopin, traditional African music and the popular music throughout the world that has disseminated from that tradition. The music and ideas of composer Arnold Schoenberg are central to many of the essays presented here. Schoenberg’s oft remarked upon masterpiece, Klavierstuck, Op.11, No.1, forms the focus of an entire section of the book. Four notable Schoenberg scholars of the younger generation revisit this seminal work on the eve of its centenary in order to reflect not only upon the work itself, but also upon the prodigious discourse that has surrounded it since nearly the date of its composition. More broadly, Schoenberg’s compositional and analytical concerns resonate through many of the other essays presented here, too. His concepts of “The Musical Idea” and “Developing Variation” are treated extensively in relation to the music of Anton Webern and Johannes Brahms, respectively. Musical Currents from the Left Coast will be of great interest to any individuals and institutions with an investment in the contemporary discourse of music theory and will be of special interest to scholars beyond that field who are also engaged with the work of Arnold Schoenberg.
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Expressive Forms in Brahms s Instrumental Music

Expressive Forms in Brahms s Instrumental Music

See, for example, John Rothgeb, review of Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation, by Walter Frisch, Music Theory Spectrum 9 (1987): 204–15. 4. Arnold Schoenberg, Fundamentals of Musical Composition, ed.

Author: Peter H. Smith

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253023551

Category: Music

Page: 336

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"This book is a substantial and timely contribution to Brahms studies. Its strategy is to focus on a single critical work, the C-Minor Piano Quartet, analyzing and interpreting it in great detail, but also using it as a stepping-stone to connect it to other central Brahms works in order to reach a new understanding of the composer’s technical language and expressive intent. It is an original and worthy contribution on the music of a major composer." —Patrick McCreless Expressive Forms in Brahms’s Instrumental Music integrates a wide variety of analytical methods into a broader study of theoretical approaches, using a single work by Brahms as a case study. On the basis of his findings, Smith considers how Brahms’s approach in this piano quartet informs analyses of similar works by Brahms as well as by Beethoven and Mozart. Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor
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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

610) so as to explore Brahms's use of developing variation in the Piano Quartet op. 25; “Liebestreu” (op. 3, no. 1); and in the Capriccio op. 116, no. 3. His discussions concerning developing variation and Brahms's harmonies can be ...

Author: Heather Anne Platt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415994569

Category: Music

Page: 549

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Johannes Brahms: A Research and Information Guideis an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and performer. The second edition will include research published since the publication of the first edition and provide electronic resources.
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Brahms and the Scherzo

Brahms and the Scherzo

In Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation, Frisch tackles complete works, providing convincing illustrations that continuous motivic development permeates Brahms's mature works. Frisch shows evolution within Brahms's style, ...

Author: Ryan McClelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317172840

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these movements that also contributes significantly to an understanding of Brahms's compositional language and his creative dialogue with musical traditions. McClelland especially highlights the role of rhythmic-metric design in Brahms's music and its relationship to expressive meaning. In Brahms's scherzo-type movements, McClelland traces transformations of primary thematic material, demonstrating how the relationship of the initial music to its subsequent versions creates a musical narrative that provides structural coherence and generates expressive meaning. McClelland's interpretations of the expressive implications of Brahms's fascinatingly intricate musical structures frequently engage issues directly relevant to performance. This illuminating book will appeal to music theorists, musicologists working on nineteenth-century instrumental music and performers.
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