Ernst von Dohnányi’s Winterreigen, Op. 13

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Samee Griffith (Creator)
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John Salmon

Abstract: This document examines Ernst von Dohnányi's Winterreigen suite, Op. 13, a set of ten short character pieces for solo piano, composed in 1905. Dohnányi's musical and compositional background is considered, along with the immediate historical context of the suite and Dohnányi's personal motivation for the work. Extramusical components of the suite are explored first, and each of the ten pieces in the suite is given a brief formal and harmonic analysis. Cyclic elements of the suite as a whole are then brought out, including key relationships, motivic recurrences, and extramusical narrative. Pedagogical and performance notes are also given. Dohnányi's work serves as a retrospective to the Romanticism of the 19th century, in stark contrast to the emerging modernism that surrounded its composition.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Dohnanyi, Winterreigen, Solo piano
Dohna´nyi, Erno?, $d 1877-1960. $t Winterreigen
Suites (Piano) $x Analysis, appreciation

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