A Study of the Relationship Between Motive and Structure in Brahms's op. 51 String Quartets Page: III
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Historical Perspective of the Publication
of Brahms's Op. 51 Quartets and His Struggle
in the String Quartet Genre 1
The Meaning of Motive in Brahms's Op. 51
String Quartets and Its Influence on
The Cryptogram of the Motto Motive and Its
Application to the Op. 51 Quartets 16
A Perspective on the Use of an Arbitrarily
Invented Motto motive as a Basis for a
II. ANALYSIS: A-MINOR QUARTET, FIRST MOVEMENT 24
Setting the Characteristic Mood
at the Beginning 29
Setting Non-harmonic Tones and Fore-
shadowing Their Structural Role in
The Procession from one Key to Another
in an Extremely Limited Time Span, and
the Premature Arrival of the Second Key
Harmony in the First Key Area--Melodic
Motives Become Harmonic Motives 42
Transformation Journey of Motive A: The
Expedition of a "Free but Lonely" Man 52
The Dichotomy: Eye (Visual) vs. Ear (Aural),
and Setting up the Motivic Unfolding
(Inversion) for Later Use 67
Adding Weight to Bridge Sections by
Explicit Reference to both Motives A
and B. The Closing Theme—Result of
the Chromatically Altered Note's
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Yang, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Hoh). A Study of the Relationship Between Motive and Structure in Brahms's op. 51 String Quartets, dissertation, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332309/m1/4/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .