THE LEGACY OF BRAHMS´S SYMPHONY CYCLE: CHARACTERISTICS, UNITY AND COHERENCE
Brahms´s cycle of symphonies represents one of the most valuable and substantial body of orchestral works of the second half of the nineteenth century. The goal for this research is to explain the unity and coherence in Brahms’s cycle of symphonies. I will begin by considering the meaning of the term “absolute” and “absolute music” and the historic context of the Germanic symphonic tradition after Beethoven´s ninth symphony (1824) and before Brahms´s first symphony (1862). I will explore Brahms´s unique compositional procedures such as developing variations, metric displacements and orchestral textures. Finally, I will provide an analysis for each symphony, and the cycle as a whole, considering some conducting challenges that each work presents.
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|Work Title||THE LEGACY OF BRAHMS´S SYMPHONY CYCLE: CHARACTERISTICS, UNITY AND COHERENCE|
|License||All rights reserved|
|Work Type||Masters Thesis|
|Deposited||April 08, 2018|
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