Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Hindemith's Sonata for Viola, ope 11, no.4 A compositional and historical perspective
by Solano, Erica Angeline, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 37; 1517793
Abstract (Summary)

The Sonata for Viola, op. 11, no. 4 (1919) manifests Hindemith's break from the High Romantic idiom, a departure that preluded a broader backlash against late nineteenth century aesthetic ideals in post-war Germany. This paper contextualizes the piece within Hindemith's oeuvre as well as within the changing aesthetics of Germany's Weimar period. The methodology includes a brief overview of his composition training and output prior to 1919, analysis of the influence of his WWI experience on his aesthetic approach, and the employment of counter-romantic elements in the Viola Sonata.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mueller-Stosch, Johannes
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 1517793
ISBN: 978-1-267-47420-9
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