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Joseph N. Straus
Interval Cycles György Kurtág
This dissertation examines the use of interval cycles in non-dodecaphonic works of Kurtág. The first chapter identifies the musical objects, and the subsequent chapters connect those elements to certain aspects of Kurtág’s music, including various harmonic gestures (in Chapter 2). Chapter 3 investigates the notion of stratification in some of Kurtág’s harmonies and the formation of harmonic strata that are drawn from different harmonic areas mapped out by the interval cycles. Chapter 4 explores the relationship of symmetry to those elements, and the relationship of tonal centricity to symmetry and cycle segments.
Heydarbeygi, Ramin, "Interval Cycles in György Kurtág’s Post-Dodecaphonic Late Music" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.