Toward a Unified Whole: Allan Pettersson's Symphony No. 5.

Description:

The earlier symphonies of the 1950s embody a gradual realization of Pettersson’s own unique symphonic style, containing large-scale development, repetition, and reiteration. Symphony no. 5 takes these ideas to the extreme and represents the codification of techniques that are further developed in later symphonies. The present study examines the structure of the symphony from a voice-leading perspective. Included in this study is an analysis of the construction of the piece focusing on the development and expansion of motives that operate as structural determinants and the use of chromatic saturation to create intensity and direction. The use of linear analysis in a post-tonal context makes necessary a section devoted to explicating the graphic notation shown in the analysis and the analytical process of determining linear progressions.

Creator(s): Davis, Colin
Creation Date: August 2007
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2007
  • Digitized: September 13, 2007
Description:

The earlier symphonies of the 1950s embody a gradual realization of Pettersson’s own unique symphonic style, containing large-scale development, repetition, and reiteration. Symphony no. 5 takes these ideas to the extreme and represents the codification of techniques that are further developed in later symphonies. The present study examines the structure of the symphony from a voice-leading perspective. Included in this study is an analysis of the construction of the piece focusing on the development and expansion of motives that operate as structural determinants and the use of chromatic saturation to create intensity and direction. The use of linear analysis in a post-tonal context makes necessary a section devoted to explicating the graphic notation shown in the analysis and the analytical process of determining linear progressions.

Degree:
Level: Master's
Discipline: Music Theory
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Pettersson | linear | Swedish
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 212624652 |
  • UNTCAT: b3381060 |
  • CALL-NO: MT130.P48 D38 2007
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3983
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Davis, Colin
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