Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An analysis of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Passacaglia for solo flute
by Gray, Nancy Jane, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 43; 1520864
Abstract (Summary)

The focus of the paper is to analyze Ernst von Dohnanyi's Passacaglia for solo flute. An analysis of each of the 18 variations will be provided; it will look at chordal structures as well as how he structures the variations and incorporates the 12 tone melody in the beginning. Each variation will be listed in detail with regard to melody, rhythm, and momentum of the piece. A historical background of Dohnanyi, the passacaglia and the piece itself will be included. After analyzing the piece, examples will be given to aid the performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barcellona, John
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 1520864
ISBN: 978-1-267-70261-6
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