Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Historical and analytical overviews on Dmitri Shostakovich's Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues
by Park, Jihong, M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2012, 120; 1517848
Abstract (Summary)

The goal of this research is to discover Shostakovich’s inspiration and motivation for writing the twenty-four preludes and fugues. Through the in-depth research of the cycle, this thesis will discuss the different aspects of the unique harmonic ambiguity of both the preludes and the fugue subjects so that readers understand Shostakovich’s language of musical communication. Shostakovich lived during a transitional period in the history of Russia when totalitarianism was being challenged. The research will also explore how the political environment influenced his composition during those years.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glazer, Stuart
School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, Music
Keywords: Russia
Publication Number: 1517848
ISBN: 978-1-267-48159-7
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