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A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE THEMATIC AND MOTIVIC DEVELOPMENT OF GUSTAV MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 4, FIRST MOVEMENT, AND NIKOLAY RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SYMPHONY NO. 3, FIRST MOVEMENT

Denslinger, Megan, K (2021) A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE THEMATIC AND MOTIVIC DEVELOPMENT OF GUSTAV MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 4, FIRST MOVEMENT, AND NIKOLAY RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SYMPHONY NO. 3, FIRST MOVEMENT. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Gustav Mahler utilize similar compositional techniques in their symphonic works but employ them in different ways. Mahler and Rimsky-Korsakov utilize compositional devices including, but not limited to, fragmentation, repetition, expansion, contraction, imitation, and inversion. This comparative analysis examines Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 3, first movement and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, first movement. The analysis also provides an insight on how development of themes and motives fit within the structure of the sonata form derived from the late classical era throughout the romantic era of music to show a framework for how themes and motives develop throughout the opening movements of both symphonic works utilizing compositional devices. Keywords: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 3, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Compositional Devices, Compositional Techniques, Thematic Development, Motivic Development, Sonata Form, Romantic Music. Megan K. Denslinger, M.A. Department of Music, 2021 Radford University

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Music
Depositing User: Megan K. Denslinger
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 01:27
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 16:06
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/719

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