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Analysis on Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1 and Understanding of the Use of Dynamics and Articulations
by Han, Yoontak, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 42; 13813044
Abstract (Summary)

Alban Berg wrote his only piano sonata (Op. 1) in 1911. The single movement sonata utilizes twelve-tone techniques, as well as the whole-tone scale, and the chromatic scales. Yet, the cadences of traditional harmonic progressions are present in the key of B minor. This study will explore the different motives that grow into the themes in each section of the Sonata. Also, I will address the difference between the dynamics and articulations indicated in the piece.

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Advisor: Chou, Shun-Lin
Commitee: Shockley, Alan, Richey, Craig
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/10(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music theory
Keywords: Alban Berg, Analysis, Berg, Formal, Op. 1, Piano Sonata
Publication Number: 13813044
ISBN: 9798607318253
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