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Title:"The Form Must Be Ripped Endlessly Open": Narrative and Gesture in the Late Music of Stefan Wolpe
Author(s):Drews, Michael R.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Garnett, Guy E.
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:D.M.A.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Music
Abstract:Two of the gesture types identified relate directly to Wolpe's preoccupation with opposition: interruption and clearing. The interruption gesture type occurs frequently as means to introduce and integrate extreme contrasts. Influencing the music on a more global scale, the clearing gesture is a more forceful application of opposition; its appearance signals a major shift in the trajectory of a work. While interruption and clearing involve redirection of narrative, the continuation gesture is used as a means of prolongation. Wolpe uses the coalescence gesture as a kind of cadence. Like a traditional cadence coalescence provides a moment of repose; however, unlike traditional cadences this does not result in a feeling of resolution or closure.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:84 p.
Thesis (D.M.A.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85785
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3269881
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007


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