Tonal and formal blurring in Faure's Piano Trio Op. 120

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Christopher Daniel Steele (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andrew Harley

Abstract: This study presents an analytical discussion of blurring techniques found in the first movement of Fauré's Piano Trio Op. 120. After a brief overview of Fauré's compositional style and the piano trio, the analysis proceeds in two parts. The first part examines small-scale blurring within the elements of cadence, phrase structure, and sequence. The second part observes large-scale blurring within the elements of key area and formal function. The paper concludes by suggesting that Fauré's systematic blurring of structural elements results in the decreased perception of musical architecture.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Ambiguity, Analysis, Chamber music, Faure, French, Late style
Faure´, Gabriel, $d 1845-1924. $t Trio, $m piano, strings, $n op. 120, $r D minor $x Analysis, appreciation

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