A comparison of passacaglias in piano trios by Ravel and Shostakovich from a historical and theoretical perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Koriath, Kirby Lawrence, 1941- en_US
dc.contributor.author Cassidy, Robert, 1967- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:00Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2006 .C37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175450
dc.description.abstract This dissertation contains a comparison from a historical and theoretical perspective of the passacaglia from the Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67, written by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), and the passacaglia from the Piano Trio in A Minor, written by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937).Before the history and theory discussion of these two movements begins, a background is given on the passacaglia form and its origins. References are made to the beginnings of the passacaglia in Italy and Spain, as well as the gradual evolution of the form into the keyboard music of the 17th century. Early published examples of passacaglias are displayed in chapter two.The third and fourth chapters of this dissertation are the focus of the comparison, where historical and theoretical information is discussed and deciphered. In the history section, details of the life of the composer during the time he wrote the piece are provided. The theory section contains a concentrated examination and comparison (enhanced by musical examples) of melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form, as used by Ravel and Shostakovich in these two passacaglias.It was concluded in this dissertation that both of these master composers used the passacaglia form successfully in their piano trios. As a result, they contributed musical masterpieces in the genre of the piano trio for musicians and scholars alike to investigate, study, and perform. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent iv, 102 leaves : ill., music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Passacaglia. en_US
dc.subject.other Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Trio, piano, strings. en_US
dc.subject.other Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Trios, piano, strings no. 2, op. 67, E minor. en_US
dc.title A comparison of passacaglias in piano trios by Ravel and Shostakovich from a historical and theoretical perspective en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1343464 en_US

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    Doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University doctoral candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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