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The Schumannian déjà vu - Special Strategies in Schumann's Construction of Large-Scale Forms and Cycles

Richter, Pál (2003) The Schumannian déjà vu - Special Strategies in Schumann's Construction of Large-Scale Forms and Cycles. Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 44 (3-4). pp. 305-320. ISSN 0039-3266

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Abstract

The Schumann's sonata form (or sonata form-like) compositions little can be explained from the standpoint of tradition. Instead of classical dramatic contrasts, thematic action develops towards a definite goal. This type of musical narration often lasts to the end of the coda , in other cases the constant evolution of a thematic thought or the continual transformation of a motif receives the leading role. In order to obscure the essential events of the works or of the movements Schumann often employs “traditional” formal gestures. One of the most interesting is the repetition of a longer section in different keys, reminding of the exposition-recapitulation duality. The déjà vu feeling was generally one of the starting-point in Schumann's workshop to move away from traditional sonata procedures. Influenced by the narrative content of the works, various strategies were elaborated by him to excite the déjà vu, or to relive musical moments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene
M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:32
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 13:32
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/65278

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