Date of Degree

9-2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Music

Advisor

Joseph N. Straus

Committee Members

Philip Lambert

Bruce Saylor

Jeff Nichols

Keywords

Interval Cycles György Kurtág

Abstract

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.

Ramin Heydarbeygi-String Quartet No2.pdf (4487 kB)
String Quartet No. 2 (original composition)

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