Piano Music Inspired by the Visual Arts from 1870 to 1970

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The purpose has been to prove that there are connections between the visual arts (including architecture) and music. In the development of the argument it is shown that common themes exist in the arts, such as style, form, balance, line, color, and texture. Examples of piano music are offered from the last 100 years that show, to a greater or lesser extent, the influence of art. In some cases this is simply a matter of titles, whereas in other instances, such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, the influence goes deeper. In the final chapter the proposition is presented that ... continued below

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iii, 125 leaves

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Hall, Donna Marie May 1974.

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The purpose has been to prove that there are connections between the visual arts (including architecture) and music. In the development of the argument it is shown that common themes exist in the arts, such as style, form, balance, line, color, and texture. Examples of piano music are offered from the last 100 years that show, to a greater or lesser extent, the influence of art. In some cases this is simply a matter of titles, whereas in other instances, such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, the influence goes deeper. In the final chapter the proposition is presented that the composer himself sometimes acts as a painter, portraying concrete images directly in music. Examples are offered of piano pieces depicting people, animals, places, objects or activities.

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Hall, Donna Marie. Piano Music Inspired by the Visual Arts from 1870 to 1970, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663316/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .