Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Brahms: Experience and Expression in Music

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Department

Music Department

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

We will compare and contrast the musical form of two Brahms sonatas (Cello No. 1 in E Minor and Viola No. 2 in Eb Major) and seek to draw conclusions as to how the events leading up to and surrounding these compositions may have influenced Brahms' formal decisions. Through this research we will to bring to light how personal experiences can influence the creative processes. We will also gain insight as to how this knowledge may change the way performers interpret these pieces. We will study the musical form of each sonata as well as the context in which they were written. Our main source of historical information will be a collection of letters written by Brahms. This empirical evidence will allow us to understand more fully the emotions and events happening in Brahms' life during the composition of these sonatas.

Location

Room 155

Start Date

4-11-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

4-11-2019 1:15 PM

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Music Commons

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Apr 11th, 12:00 PM Apr 11th, 1:15 PM

Brahms: Experience and Expression in Music

Room 155

We will compare and contrast the musical form of two Brahms sonatas (Cello No. 1 in E Minor and Viola No. 2 in Eb Major) and seek to draw conclusions as to how the events leading up to and surrounding these compositions may have influenced Brahms' formal decisions. Through this research we will to bring to light how personal experiences can influence the creative processes. We will also gain insight as to how this knowledge may change the way performers interpret these pieces. We will study the musical form of each sonata as well as the context in which they were written. Our main source of historical information will be a collection of letters written by Brahms. This empirical evidence will allow us to understand more fully the emotions and events happening in Brahms' life during the composition of these sonatas.