Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasie: A creative springboard to Liszt's sonata in B minor

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Title:
Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasie: A creative springboard to Liszt's sonata in B minor
Author:
Hur, ChungHwa
Issue Date:
1997
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:
This study explores the 'Wanderer' Fantasie by Schubert, seeking to understand how its unique attributes may have been emulated by Liszt in his major piano work, the Piano Sonata in b minor. The intent of this paper is to study the compositional characteristics common to Schubert and Liszt, and to trace the relationship between the musical styles of the works through detailed examination of shared formal characteristics and similar compositional device, i.e., the technique of thematic transformation and affinities in formal relationships. Liszt was fond of Schubert's songs, and he transcribed many of them for piano. He especially loved the Fantasie, and called it "Schubert's splendid Wanderer-Dithyramb." He made an arrangement of this piece for piano and orchestra in 1851. At about the same time that Liszt transcribed the Fantasie, he composed the monumental piano work, the Sonata in b minor. The 'Wanderer' Fantasie and the Sonata in b minor have many common aspects in their form and compositional technique. Both piece are large, continuous works which consist of several movements. Notable economy of thematic ideas prevail in the whole of each work through transformation and development. It seems very likely that Liszt's idea of compositional technique in his Sonata in b minor was derived from Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasie.
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:
Zumbro, Nicholas

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dc.titleSchubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasie: A creative springboard to Liszt's sonata in B minoren_US
dc.creatorHur, ChungHwaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHur, ChungHwaen_US
dc.date.issued1997en_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.abstractThis study explores the 'Wanderer' Fantasie by Schubert, seeking to understand how its unique attributes may have been emulated by Liszt in his major piano work, the Piano Sonata in b minor. The intent of this paper is to study the compositional characteristics common to Schubert and Liszt, and to trace the relationship between the musical styles of the works through detailed examination of shared formal characteristics and similar compositional device, i.e., the technique of thematic transformation and affinities in formal relationships. Liszt was fond of Schubert's songs, and he transcribed many of them for piano. He especially loved the Fantasie, and called it "Schubert's splendid Wanderer-Dithyramb." He made an arrangement of this piece for piano and orchestra in 1851. At about the same time that Liszt transcribed the Fantasie, he composed the monumental piano work, the Sonata in b minor. The 'Wanderer' Fantasie and the Sonata in b minor have many common aspects in their form and compositional technique. Both piece are large, continuous works which consist of several movements. Notable economy of thematic ideas prevail in the whole of each work through transformation and development. It seems very likely that Liszt's idea of compositional technique in his Sonata in b minor was derived from Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasie.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.advisorZumbro, Nicholasen_US
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