Kurt Weill: Lieder to Legend, An Examination of Ofrah's Lieder & Frauentanz, Op. 10

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Title:
Kurt Weill: Lieder to Legend, An Examination of Ofrah's Lieder & Frauentanz, Op. 10
Author:
Amonson, Christina
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
Kurt Weill (1900-1950) began his compositional career in Berlin and left his legacy on the American Broadway stage. This study includes an overview of the influences of Lieder composers including Schumann and Strauss on Weill's first song cycle Ofrah's Lieder (1916) and the 20th century influences of Schoenberg and Stravinsky on his chamber music cycle Frauentanz (1923). This study examines how the Weill juvenilia employs diatonic melodies, mood painting, and the integration of vocal and piano parts emulating 19th century models. Next, this study presents ways in which Weill's Frauentanz displays 20th century techniques such as rhythmic texture, non-diatonic melodies, and semi-tonal instability. The Frauentanz vocal line is examined as instrumental in nature, adding textural importance to the interplay of the text with instrumental melodic motives. Kurt Weill's interest in vocal music and modernism directly influenced his legendary theatrical works. His traditional German musical training, rooted in counterpoint, combined with his melodic and modern ingenuity form the basis of the "Weill Style" of theatre music, for which he earned international recognition.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Ofrah's Lieder; Music; Frauentanz; Kurt Weill
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hirst, Grayson

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleKurt Weill: Lieder to Legend, An Examination of Ofrah's Lieder & Frauentanz, Op. 10en_US
dc.creatorAmonson, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmonson, Christinaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
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.abstractKurt Weill (1900-1950) began his compositional career in Berlin and left his legacy on the American Broadway stage. This study includes an overview of the influences of Lieder composers including Schumann and Strauss on Weill's first song cycle Ofrah's Lieder (1916) and the 20th century influences of Schoenberg and Stravinsky on his chamber music cycle Frauentanz (1923). This study examines how the Weill juvenilia employs diatonic melodies, mood painting, and the integration of vocal and piano parts emulating 19th century models. Next, this study presents ways in which Weill's Frauentanz displays 20th century techniques such as rhythmic texture, non-diatonic melodies, and semi-tonal instability. The Frauentanz vocal line is examined as instrumental in nature, adding textural importance to the interplay of the text with instrumental melodic motives. Kurt Weill's interest in vocal music and modernism directly influenced his legendary theatrical works. His traditional German musical training, rooted in counterpoint, combined with his melodic and modern ingenuity form the basis of the "Weill Style" of theatre music, for which he earned international recognition.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectOfrah's Liederen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectFrauentanzen_US
dc.subjectKurt Weillen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHirst, Graysonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFan, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoe, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHirst, Graysonen_US
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