The Second Piano Sonata by Dimitrii Shostakovich: A style analysis

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Title:
The Second Piano Sonata by Dimitrii Shostakovich: A style analysis
Author:
Tentser, Alexander, 1965-
Issue Date:
1996
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:
Dmitrii Shostakovich is widely recognized as one of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. A prolific composer, he left an important mark in virtually every genre, most notably in the string quartet and the symphony. His Second Piano Sonata, a work of grandiose dimensions and great originality, is the hallmark of his mature creative period, along with works such as the Seventh "Leningrad" Symphony and the Second Piano trio. This study explores the mature piano style of Shostakovich evident in the Second Piano Sonata. It examines harmony, melody and texture as signifiers of style in this Sonata, and compares these stylistic traits with those in his earlier compositions as well as contemporaneous works by other composers, most notably, Sergei Prokofiev. The craftsmanship, broad outlines, and significance of the Second Piano Sonata earn it a place among the major works of twentieth century piano repertoire.
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:
Fernandez, Nohema

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Second Piano Sonata by Dimitrii Shostakovich: A style analysisen_US
dc.creatorTentser, Alexander, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTentser, Alexander, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_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.abstractDmitrii Shostakovich is widely recognized as one of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. A prolific composer, he left an important mark in virtually every genre, most notably in the string quartet and the symphony. His Second Piano Sonata, a work of grandiose dimensions and great originality, is the hallmark of his mature creative period, along with works such as the Seventh "Leningrad" Symphony and the Second Piano trio. This study explores the mature piano style of Shostakovich evident in the Second Piano Sonata. It examines harmony, melody and texture as signifiers of style in this Sonata, and compares these stylistic traits with those in his earlier compositions as well as contemporaneous works by other composers, most notably, Sergei Prokofiev. The craftsmanship, broad outlines, and significance of the Second Piano Sonata earn it a place among the major works of twentieth century piano repertoire.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.advisorFernandez, Nohemaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9713417en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34417151en_US
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