Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An analytical approach to the performance styles of the Brahms Sonata no. 2 for Piano and Violin, Opus 100
by Millecan, Constance, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 23; 1589633
Abstract (Summary)

To this day, the three violin sonatas by Johannes Brahms have become a part of the standard violin repertoire. All composed just under a decade, his sonatas are filled with beautiful lyricism, passion, and contrasting emotions. Brahms's relationships with his friends, such as violinist Joseph Joachim and contralto singer Hermine Spies, influenced some of his works.

This project report is an examination of the Brahms Sonata No. 2 for Piano and Violin, Opus 100 through history, analysis, and interpretations. The history of Brahms's life and influences were observed in order to understand his personality and the meaning behind his music. The sonata was studied through musical detail, looking carefully at how the dynamics, phrasing, and voicing shape the piece. Two artists were compared with their own interpretations of the second sonata. The purpose of this study is for one to create their own idea and voice in preparation for a performance of the piece.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Simeonov, Moni
Commitee: Hickman, Roger, Richey, Craig
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music
Keywords: A major, Brahms, Opus 100, Piano, Sonata, Violin
Publication Number: 1589633
ISBN: 978-1-321-77634-8
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