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Historical and analytical overviews on Dmitri Shostakovich's Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues

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2012
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The goal of this research is to discover Shostakovich's inspiration and motivation for writing the Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues. Through the in-depth research of the cycle, this thesis will discuss the different aspects of the unique harmonic ambiguity of both the preludes and the fugue subjects so that readers understand Shostakovich's language of musical communication. Shostakovich lived during a transitional period in the history of Russia when totalitarianism was being challenged. The research will also explore how the political environment influenced his composition during those years.
Title: Historical and analytical overviews on Dmitri Shostakovich's Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues.
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Name(s): Park, Jihong.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Music
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 109 p. : ill., music
Language(s): English
Summary: The goal of this research is to discover Shostakovich's inspiration and motivation for writing the Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues. Through the in-depth research of the cycle, this thesis will discuss the different aspects of the unique harmonic ambiguity of both the preludes and the fugue subjects so that readers understand Shostakovich's language of musical communication. Shostakovich lived during a transitional period in the history of Russia when totalitarianism was being challenged. The research will also explore how the political environment influenced his composition during those years.
Identifier: 806965305 (oclc), 3352279 (digitool), FADT3352279 (IID), fau:3894 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jihong Park.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Shostakovich, Dmitriääi Dmitrievich, 1906-1975
Music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century
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Owner Institution: FAU