Deconstructing Webern's Op 25, Drei Lieder: a Multidimensional Assessment

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Webern scholarship has not comprehensively examined op. 25, drei lieder. If the selection of text for op. 25 is viewed as one work in three movements they create a ternary form (A-B-A1). To show how this form is developed in the music the author creates a new analytical system based on Schoenberg's Grundgestalt which is defined by three basic ideas: symmetry, liquidation, and variation. The relationship between the voice and accompaniment and Webern's deliberate manipulation of the text is used to reveal the use of a program which is then tied to the numerical symbolism of 2 and 3.

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Morgeson, Paul Taylor August 2013.

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Webern scholarship has not comprehensively examined op. 25, drei lieder. If the selection of text for op. 25 is viewed as one work in three movements they create a ternary form (A-B-A1). To show how this form is developed in the music the author creates a new analytical system based on Schoenberg's Grundgestalt which is defined by three basic ideas: symmetry, liquidation, and variation. The relationship between the voice and accompaniment and Webern's deliberate manipulation of the text is used to reveal the use of a program which is then tied to the numerical symbolism of 2 and 3.

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Morgeson, Paul Taylor. Deconstructing Webern's Op 25, Drei Lieder: a Multidimensional Assessment, thesis, August 2013; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283780/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .