Aspects of meter and accent in selected string quartet movements by Beethoven and Bartok

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Title:
Aspects of meter and accent in selected string quartet movements by Beethoven and Bartok
Author:
Clifford, Robert John
Issue Date:
1990
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:
Various approaches to rhythmic analysis have been produced by recent research. Many of these are most suitable for tonal musical compositions; when other methods of tonal organization are present, these theories are less useful. This study uses accent based criteria in order to establish a set of analytical procedures which are applicable to a wide range of musical compositions. Four accent types (contour, agogic, dynamic, and motivic) are identified in two string quartet movements. These are Beethoven's Op. 18, No. 1, movement four, and Bartok's String Quartet No. 4, movement five. The study finds great differences in accent placement between the two works. In both works accents affect phrase grouping and meter. Accent patterns and composite accent profiles, which represent all the accent types in a particular passage, are compiled for important themes. Large fluctuations in accent use are evident between the formal sections of each work.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Musical meter and rhythm.; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. -- Quartets, -- strings, -- no. 1, op. 18, no. 1, -- F major.; Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945. -- Quartets, -- strings, -- no. 4.
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kolosick, J. Timothy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAspects of meter and accent in selected string quartet movements by Beethoven and Bartoken_US
dc.creatorClifford, Robert Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Robert Johnen_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractVarious approaches to rhythmic analysis have been produced by recent research. Many of these are most suitable for tonal musical compositions; when other methods of tonal organization are present, these theories are less useful. This study uses accent based criteria in order to establish a set of analytical procedures which are applicable to a wide range of musical compositions. Four accent types (contour, agogic, dynamic, and motivic) are identified in two string quartet movements. These are Beethoven's Op. 18, No. 1, movement four, and Bartok's String Quartet No. 4, movement five. The study finds great differences in accent placement between the two works. In both works accents affect phrase grouping and meter. Accent patterns and composite accent profiles, which represent all the accent types in a particular passage, are compiled for important themes. Large fluctuations in accent use are evident between the formal sections of each work.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusical meter and rhythm.en_US
dc.subjectBeethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. -- Quartets, -- strings, -- no. 1, op. 18, no. 1, -- F major.en_US
dc.subjectBartók, Béla, 1881-1945. -- Quartets, -- strings, -- no. 4.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKolosick, J. Timothyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341486en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23296259en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b22807184en_US
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