Programme notes that use phrases like "the work features a truncated development with chromatic modulations to distant keys and modally inflected motivic
cells," for example, do not exactly help to break down barriers and put people at ease.
Between 1979 and 1980, he used the score's motivic
material to build up a cycle for organ, in which he opted for employing the instrument not only to express serious aspects, but also ventured to assign it a few passages rendering caricature and sensuousness.
At times, it tilts cannily toward musical theatre and, without cheapening or sentimentalizing his material, Rolfe endows a number of moments in the score with a punchy thematic and motivic
Its first movement might be the shortest in all Beethoven's symphonies, but comes along as a tour de force of motivic
elaboration and thematic coherence, comparable to the parallel movement of Mozart's astonishing Symphony Nr.
In their interpretation of the score, the PostClassical Ensemble emphasizes musical contrasts through attention to timbral, textural, and motivic
By organising the motivic
content into eight groups, we discern the subtlety and interconnectedness of Stravinsky's motivic
However, it was Parker's development of the specific motivic
language and idiomatic inflections that established the true earmarks of the style.
The complex, mixed relationship between Wagner and Schumann has been perhaps distorted by time and the sometimes inaccurate written memoirs of history, but this book explores the thesis that both Wagner and Schumann's compositional styles were influenced to change "...in a common direction, toward a style that was both more contrapuntal, more densely motivic
, and engaged in processes of motivic/thematic transformation....." What is perhaps fresh and new about this observation is the awareness of a connection between the compositions of Wagner and the mature Schumann.
explores how these motivic
associations create a sonicfabric that
Nathan James Dearden's Friction depicted struggle too, though his relied on unrelenting motivic
Nathan James Dearden's Friction depicted struggle too, although his relied on unrelenting motivic