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URN etd-0615105-154838
Author Chih-Hui Yang
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Department Music
Year 2004
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Study of Szymanowski Preludes, op. 1
Date of Defense 2005-06-09
Page Count 64
Keyword
  • Szymanowski
  • Prelude
  • Abstract Szymanowski was regarded as the most important Polish composer of the 20th century. His creative life could be divided into three periods, and his compositional skills were deeply influenced by Chopin, Scriabin, Wagner, Stravinsky, the Impressionists and the National School of Music. Preludes, op.1 was one of Szymanowski’s earlier works, which the creative music style was influenced by Chopin, Wagner and the late German Romanticism. The historical background of “prelude” is with a kind of special interest, because it expressed the important characteristics of keyboard music in the earlier period. The “prelude” originated from the unattached prelude in the 16th century, then graduately developed to evolve the attached prelude, becoming the main type in the Baroque period. The type of independent prelude was lately established by Chopin in the Romantic period. All the nine preludes are essays. The composition technique is often based on a single motivation or a subject, and expresses the music through the graceful melody. Furthermore, Szymanowski was skillful in using the complex harmony, adding dissonances and non-chord tones to expand the texture of music. He also employed the major and minor keys in turn to create a kind of indecisive tones. Therefore, the tonal structure became more clear only at the end of the music. The music style of Szymanowski is very characteristic and with diversity. He adapted different composing techniques to combine various characteristic sensations, moods and perspectives brilliantly, and produced the nine pleasant preludes consequently.
    Advisory Committee
  • Kwang-i Ying - chair
  • Mei-wen Lee - co-chair
  • Cha-hui Ko - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2005-06-15

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