A classification system of superimposed block structure in Stravinsky's Rite of spring

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dc.contributor.advisor Trawick, Eleanor, 1965- en_US
dc.contributor.author Dodridge, Joseph M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z765 2003 .D63 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187482
dc.description.abstract Pieter C. van den Toorn has shown that one can label sections of Igor Stravinsky's Russian-period music based on two types of melodic-line (block) interactions: Type I and Type II. This paper analyzes Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and proposes the further classification of Type II sections of music into three categories. Organizing the music into these three categories depends on two aspects:1) the type of texture of the interacting blocks: melody and accompaniment or contrapuntal, and 2) the overall alignment of the interacting blocks' group-level rhythmic accents, which create either a unified or disunified metric accent. Furthermore, these three categories of Type II block structure also occur in other Stravinsky works, as well as works of minimalist composers.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent iv, 56 leaves : ill., music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Musical meter and rhythm. en_US
dc.subject.other Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Vesna sv�i�ashchenna�i�a. en_US
dc.title A classification system of superimposed block structure in Stravinsky's Rite of spring en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1273159 en_US


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