The Violin Concerto and the Second Symphony by Johannes Brahms: Musical Resemblance as a Result of the Proximity in their Dates of Composition

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Title:
The Violin Concerto and the Second Symphony by Johannes Brahms: Musical Resemblance as a Result of the Proximity in their Dates of Composition
Author:
Flores, Jose
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
There are many similarities between the Violin Concerto and Brahms's Second Symphony. Michael Musgrave notes this affinity in his book The Music of Brahms: "[N]o two works stand as close in time and character as the Second Symphony and the Violin Concerto, produced within a year in 1877 and 1878 respectively."The similarity of mood between the two works can be perceived at first listening, but because of the masterly way in which Brahms treats the musical material, I thought it necessary to examine both pieces in depth to uncover some specific musical features that make this so. The results of my own observations are contained in the present document.I explore Brahms's state of mind at the time he wrote the Second Symphony and the Violin Concerto explaining how this affects some of the musical choices in the two pieces. The third movements in both works shift from 3/4 to 2/4 and vice versa. The 2/4 sections have a folk-like quality in the style hongrois that contrast with the lyrical quality of the sections in 3/4. This common characteristic is examined. Finally, I study a rhythmic motive and linked it to a harmonic feature common in the two works. A brief history about the genesis of the Violin Concerto is included.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rush, Mark
Committee Chair:
Rush, Mark

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dc.titleThe Violin Concerto and the Second Symphony by Johannes Brahms: Musical Resemblance as a Result of the Proximity in their Dates of Compositionen_US
dc.creatorFlores, Joseen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Joseen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are many similarities between the Violin Concerto and Brahms's Second Symphony. Michael Musgrave notes this affinity in his book The Music of Brahms: "[N]o two works stand as close in time and character as the Second Symphony and the Violin Concerto, produced within a year in 1877 and 1878 respectively."The similarity of mood between the two works can be perceived at first listening, but because of the masterly way in which Brahms treats the musical material, I thought it necessary to examine both pieces in depth to uncover some specific musical features that make this so. The results of my own observations are contained in the present document.I explore Brahms's state of mind at the time he wrote the Second Symphony and the Violin Concerto explaining how this affects some of the musical choices in the two pieces. The third movements in both works shift from 3/4 to 2/4 and vice versa. The 2/4 sections have a folk-like quality in the style hongrois that contrast with the lyrical quality of the sections in 3/4. This common characteristic is examined. Finally, I study a rhythmic motive and linked it to a harmonic feature common in the two works. A brief history about the genesis of the Violin Concerto is included.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRush, Marken_US
dc.contributor.chairRush, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCockrell, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNeher, Patricken_US
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