Date of Degree
Joseph N. Straus
Music | Other Education | Theatre and Performance Studies
cello, GRAVE: METAMORPHOSES FOR CELLO AND PIANO, Lutoslawski, performance suggestions, post-tonal theory
The dissertation gives an analysis and performance suggestions for Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses for Cello and Piano. The analysis is grounded in set-class theory, while the performance suggestions are based on my own experience as a concert cellist. The introduction describes background, circumstances of the composition, editions, publications, performance, reception history, and summarizes other LutosÂ³awski compositions for cello. The analysis describes the melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, articulation, agogic, texture, and compositional techniques. Sketches of Grave are used for further analysis and comparison. The dissertation also explores connections with other compositions, such as Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande and Lutoslawski's Funeral Music.
Reilly, Marta, "Analysis And Performance Suggestions For Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses For Cello And Piano" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.