Elements of Late Style in Johannes Brahms’s Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1

Cassisa, Kimberly (2018) Elements of Late Style in Johannes Brahms’s Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Michael Rowlett from Music, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This paper presents various historical, analytical, and performance perspectives of Johannes Brahms’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120 No., categorizing it as a late style work. It provides a background of Brahms’s life and works and places his Op. 120 in an historical context. The first part of this research focuses on late style theory and disability theory as it relates to Brahms and his significant predecessors and contemporaries. The second part of this investigation presents an overview of the sonata’s structure as well as analytical perspectives of the F Minor Sonata including musical examples supporting four late style qualities prevalent in the piece– simplicity, economy, fragmentation, and reflectiveness. This section is followed by a performance analysis of recordings of the F Minor Sonata by Richard Stoltzman, Karl Leister, and Martin Fröst. This research is presented from a performer’s perspective with the intention of informing other clarinetists who may study this piece of its most significant qualities.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Cassisa, Kimberly
Student's Degree Program(s): B.M. in Music Performance
Thesis Advisor: Michael Rowlett
Thesis Advisor's Department: Music
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Depositing User: Kimberly Cassisa
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 18:41
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 18:41
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1268

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