Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music: Structure by Peter H. Smith

By Peter H. Smith

"This ebook is a considerable and well timed contribution to Brahms reviews. Its procedure is to target a unmarried serious paintings, the C-Minor Piano Quartet, studying and studying it in nice aspect, but in addition utilizing it as a stepping-stone to attach it to different valuable Brahms works on the way to succeed in a brand new realizing of the composer’s technical language and expressive purpose. it's an unique and precious contribution at the song of an immense composer." —Patrick McCreless

Expressive kinds in Brahms’s Instrumental song integrates a large choice of analytical equipment right into a broader examine of theoretical methods, utilizing a unmarried paintings through Brahms as a case research. at the foundation of his findings, Smith considers how Brahms’s technique during this piano quartet informs analyses of comparable works through Brahms in addition to via Beethoven and Mozart.

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