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Chopin

The Preludes and Beyond

by Bengt Edlund (Author)
©2014 Monographs 532 Pages

Summary

The first study of this volume looks for reminiscences of Dies Irae in Chopin’s works. A great number of allusions and affinities are found in the preludes as well as in Chopin’s output. The study also yields insights into Chopin’s composition method. These intertextual findings are used in an attempt to establish the extra-musical content of the Second Ballade. Five preludes – A minor, E minor, B minor, A major and C minor – are closely examined, using diverse analytical approaches. A primary concern is to critically assess previous readings, and Schenkerian ones in particular. An analysis of the initial right-hand passage of the F-minor étude from Méthode brings up matters of idiomatic and ontology.

Details

Pages
532
Year
2014
ISBN (PDF)
9783653035421
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631645208
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-03542-1
Language
English
Publication date
2014 (July)
Keywords
Intertextuality Dies Irae Schenkerian analysis: Idiomatik Preludes Second Ballade
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 532 pp., 4 tables, 280 scores

Biographical notes

Bengt Edlund (Author)

Bengt Edlund, trained as a pianist, has been active as a music critic, and as a lecturer at the Department of Musicology, University of Lund, where he was appointed Professor in 2000. His main fields of interest are music theory and analysis, music cognition and aesthetics, and musical interpretation.

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