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Author: Fankhauser, Gabe

Title: Cadential Intervention and Tonal Expansion in Select Works of Shostakovich


Institution: Florida State University

Begun: August 1998

Completed: December 1999

Abstract:

This study shows how certain musical material inserted between the dominant and the tonic of a cadence intervenes and expands the cadential process. Modified Schenkerian analysis and rhythmic analysis demonstrate the extent to which cadential intervention disrupts hypermeter, voice leading, and harmony. Brief analyses of works by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn show that the concept has traditional basis, while detailed analyses of two works by Shostakovich reveal an idiomatic approach. Analysis of Shostakovich’s Prelude in Cs minor, op. 34, no. 10, and Second Piano Trio, op. 67, demonstrates that cadential intervention serves a vital role as a means of tonal expansion and motivic unity in each piece.

Keywords: Shostakovich, evaded cadence, hypermeter, Schenker, voice leading analysis, interruption, meaning, Russian music

TOC:


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: CADENTIAL INTERVENTION AND TONAL EXPANSION
Cadential Intervention and Rhythm
Modern Theories on Rhythm in Tonal Music
Manipulation of Hypermeter
Cadential Intervention and Voice Leading
Schenker’s Interruption
Cadential Intervention, Harmony, and Prolongation
Prolongation and Proximity
Edward Cone and the Music of Stravinsky
Donald Tovey’s “Purple Patch”
Richard Bass and the Music of Prokofiev
Preliminary Analyses
J. S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, S. 971 (1739)
Mozart’s Sonata in G, K. 283, I (1774)
Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1, Menuet (1793)

CHAPTER 2: THE MUSIC OF DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
The Current State of Shostakovich Analysis
David Fanning and Duality in Shostakovich
Peter Child: Tonal and Atonal Opposition
Applicability of Schenkerian Analysis to the Music of Shostakovich
Modality
Dichotomous Forces in Shostakovich
Shostakovich’s Harmonic Language

CHAPTER 3: ANALYSIS OF SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich’s Preludes, Op. 34 (1932—33)
Prelude in C-sharp Minor, No. 10
Motivic Origins of the Prelude’s Cadential Intervention
Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio, Op. 67 (1944)
Extramusical Meaning of the Trio

CONCLUSION


Date Listed: 12/15/2014


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