An analysis of Francis Poulenc's Sextuor first movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Kilburn, Ray Jessup, Malorie Danielle. en_US 2011-06-09T15:33:10Z 2011-06-09T15:33:10Z 2009 en_US 2009
dc.description.abstract Although Francis Poulenc, an early twentieth-century French composer and pianist, wrote works in many different genres, some of his most distinctive compositions were written for chamber ensembles. Sextuor, one of Poulenc’s most extensive chamber works, demonstrates a variety of stylistic characteristics developed by Poulenc throughout his lifetime. Written for piano and winds, the harmonic, melodic, textural, and structural elements of Sextuor feature the influence of such diverse styles as Neoclassicism, experimentalism, and popular music of the twentieth century. A formal analysis of the first movement of Sextuor, followed by an detailed discussion of Poulenc’s compositional techniques, will provide both the listener and the performer with a more informed and nuanced understanding of this work and Poulenc’s musical style as a whole.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent 24 p. : digital, PDF file, music + 10 audio files (digital, MP3) + 2 sound discs (4 3/4 in.) en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.other Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Sextet, piano, woodwinds, horn. en_US
dc.title An analysis of Francis Poulenc's Sextuor first movement en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.M.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.M.) en_US
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