Enescu's Second cello sonata: a synthesis of Romanian folkloric elements and Western art traditions

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dc.contributor Peles, Stephen
dc.contributor Fleming, Susan C.
dc.contributor Engebretson, Noel J.
dc.contributor Sweaney, Daniel
dc.contributor Hall, James C.
dc.contributor.advisor Cummins, Linda
dc.contributor.author Arcu, Ariana
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:41:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:41:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000610
dc.identifier.other Arcu_alatus_0004D_10704
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1115
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In his mature works, George Enescu accomplished a synthesis between apparently two incompatible styles: the Romanian folk music, mostly the genres in parlando-rubato rhythm, and the European symphonic tradition. The Second Cello Sonata, written in 1935, is representative of this style. This paper is an analysis of Enescu's Second Cello Sonata from the point of view of the synthesis mentioned above. Elements of Western music tradition and folkloric inspiration are isolated and observed how they intertwine in the sonata. The traditional elements discussed are the form of the movements and cyclical principle. The folkloric elements are the parlando- rubato rhythm; the use of chromatic modes found in Romanian folk music; heterophony; the folkloric influence on the form (inspired by one of the most popular Romanian genres, called doina); the cellular-motivic compositional technique adopted from certain genres of Romanian folk music; certain fragments in the sonata that resemble genres of folk music; and sound effects that imitate the traditional instruments of Romanian folk music.
dc.format.extent 76 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Music
dc.title Enescu's Second cello sonata: a synthesis of Romanian folkloric elements and Western art traditions
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. School of Music
etdms.degree.discipline Music
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name D.M.A.


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