Transformation and generic interaction in the early serial music of Igor Stravinsky

Author
Richards, William
Faculty Advisor
Date
2003
Keywords
transformation theory , symmetry , pitch-class set genera , near-equivalency , set-class space , pitch-class set theory , serial theory , Igor Stravinsky , Allen Forte , Joseph Straus , Richard Parks , Robert Morris
Abstract (summary)
This dissertation investigates the compositionally continuous and discontinuous serial and non-serial formations found at or near the musical surface in works selected from Stravinsky’s early serial music, draws these formations into relationships through the analytical apparatus of an original transformational system, and explores their interactions through the model of generic set-class space. Ultimately, a dynamic model of the pitch structure for each of these works emerges that transcends order relationships embedded within the linear formations.
Publication Information
Richards, William H. "Transformation and Generic Interaction in the Early Serial Music of Igor Stravinsky." Phd thesis, University of Western Ontario, 2003.
DOI
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Item Type
Thesis
Language
English
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