Date of Degree
Composition | Music Performance | Music Theory
Nikolai Medtner, Sonata Romantica
This dissertation focuses on the motivic aspect of Medtner’s Sonata Romantica Op. 53, No. 1. Medtner, in his book, The Muse and the Fashion, has stressed through numerous statements why the initial theme is of utmost importance to him and how the entire work should be derived from the theme. The goal is to trace the journey of Medtner’s themes through the course of the sonata. Using various methods of musical analysis, I will determine whether the theme is indeed the source of latter material found within the sonata.
Seng-Quinn, Nellie S., "The Motivic Economy in Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Romantica" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.