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The Imitation of Orchestral Effects and the Expressive Role of the Piano in Richard Strauss's Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18

Abstract The Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18 (1888), was the last major work of chamber music by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Although for only two instruments, the Sonata reflects Strauss's growing interest in symphonic writing both in his tone poems and orchestral songs, anticipating his style of orchestration and his expressive use of tone colors. This study examines instances of orchestral writing in the piano and makes suggestions for their performance. An overview of Strauss's compositions, from his early chamber music to the `heroic' symphonic works, places the Sonata in context. An analytical description of each of the Sonata's three movements shows the structure and content of this large work and provides... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Nixon, Thomas (Author) / Ryan, Russell R (Advisor) / Campbell, Andrew (Committee member) / Fitzpatrick, Carole (Committee member) / Hamilton, Robert (Committee member) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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