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Author: Cairns, Zachary A.

Title: Multiple-Row Serialism in Three Works by Edison Denisov

Institution: University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music)

Begun: September 2007

Completed: April 2010


The music of Russian composer Edison Denisov (1929-1996) has not been widely studied by music theorists in the United States. He was one of the student composers who came of age in the Soviet Union during the period following Stalin

Keywords: Denisov, Volkonsky, serialism, Russia, Soviet Union, graph theory


Chapter 1 -- Introduction
Chapter 2 -- The Russian Understanding of Serialism
Chapter 3 -- On Multiple-Row Serialism
Chapter 4 -- Analysis: Five Etudes for Solo Bassoon (No. 1)
Chapter 5 -- Analysis: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (Mvt. 3)
Chapter 6 -- Analysis: Octet for Winds (Mvt. 2)
Chapter 7 -- Conclusions and Extensions



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