Date of Degree
Sherman Van Solkema
The analysis of posttonal music is approached through a method (which originated with Henry Weinberg) utilizing Schenker's approach to tonal music as a conceptual model. This method differs from all other methods of analysis in that voice leading is combined with a unique approach to nontonal harmony. The presentation of the analytical method is given a historical perspective through the analysis of "Jimbo's Lullaby," by Debussy. There follows detailed analyses of Op. 15 no. 1 (The Book of the Hanging Gardens) and Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg.
Part II of the dissertation is an original composition, String Quartet, No. 2. Three movements (Vibrant, Exalted, Recitative: Scherzo) for two violins, viola, and 'cello.
Smaldone, Edward M., "Linear Analysis of Selected Posttonal Works of Arnold Schoenberg: Toward an Application of Schenkerian Concepts to Music of the Posttonal Era (and) String Quartet, No. 2 (Original Composition)" (1986). CUNY Academic Works.