Structural models of Franz Schubert’s Wanderer fantasy: fantasy, symphonic poem, and two-dimensional sonata form

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Anja Arko (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph DiPiazza

Abstract: The Wanderer Fantasy integrates qualities derived from three different genres: fantasy, tone poem, and sonata, and thus demonstrates a fusion of compositional styles that culminates in a complex formal structure. This document examines the Wanderer Fantasy through the individual lens of each genre and suggests a broader view and approach to the sonata form, one that considers Schubert’s distinctive musical language, as well as necessary structural adjustments influenced by the tropes of the fantasy genre. Such adaptations allow the projection of the two-dimensional sonata concept onto Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and thus provide an additional avenue to comprehend the structure of the piece.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Franz Schubert, Sonata form, Symphonic poem, Wanderer Fantasy
Schubert, Franz, $d 1797-1828. $t Fantasien, $m piano, $n D. 760, $r C major $x History and criticism

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