Russian elements in selected piano compositions of Cesar Cui (1835-1918)

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Title:
Russian elements in selected piano compositions of Cesar Cui (1835-1918)
Author:
Ryder, Raymond Teele
Issue Date:
2001
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:
Cesar Cui [Tsezar Kjui] (1835-1918) was a military officer, composer and critic whose activities as a music critic helped promote nationalism in Russian music and bring the "Russian Five" to the attention of Western Europe. In his book La Musique en Russie (1880) Cui identifies several characteristics of Russian music. The current document examines several of Cui's piano works in the context of Russian musical elements such as rhythmic freedom, modal melodies and plagal cadences, shifts between major and relative minor, static harmony and short themes. Cui's use of these elements in his piano writing produces a personal style with identifiably Russian characteristics even though Cui himself, as well as some of his contemporaries, claimed that he did not write in a nationalistic vein. The compositions selected for this study are Quasi Scherzo, Op. 22, No. 4, Waltz in a minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Serenade," Op. 40, No. 5 (from the suite A Argenteau) and three of the 25 Preludes, Op. 64: No. 4, in b minor, No. 8, in c# minor, and No. 15, in D-flat major.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music and Dance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Woods, Rex A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRussian elements in selected piano compositions of Cesar Cui (1835-1918)en_US
dc.creatorRyder, Raymond Teeleen_US
dc.contributor.authorRyder, Raymond Teeleen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_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.abstractCesar Cui [Tsezar Kjui] (1835-1918) was a military officer, composer and critic whose activities as a music critic helped promote nationalism in Russian music and bring the "Russian Five" to the attention of Western Europe. In his book La Musique en Russie (1880) Cui identifies several characteristics of Russian music. The current document examines several of Cui's piano works in the context of Russian musical elements such as rhythmic freedom, modal melodies and plagal cadences, shifts between major and relative minor, static harmony and short themes. Cui's use of these elements in his piano writing produces a personal style with identifiably Russian characteristics even though Cui himself, as well as some of his contemporaries, claimed that he did not write in a nationalistic vein. The compositions selected for this study are Quasi Scherzo, Op. 22, No. 4, Waltz in a minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Serenade," Op. 40, No. 5 (from the suite A Argenteau) and three of the 25 Preludes, Op. 64: No. 4, in b minor, No. 8, in c# minor, and No. 15, in D-flat major.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic and Danceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWoods, Rex A.en_US
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dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41896233en_US
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