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    Intraopus connections in Chopin's Nocturnes, Opus 27

    Hood, Alison (2010) Intraopus connections in Chopin's Nocturnes, Opus 27. In: The source of Chopin's style inspirations and contexts. Narodoy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, Warszawa, pp. 371-385. ISBN 9788391741078

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    My analysis of the two Opus 27 Nocturnes grew out of my prior instinct (when performing these two pieces) that the connections between them range far deeper than their foreground similarities. Having read Jeffrey Kallberg's article on 'Compatibility in Chopin's Multipartite Publications', in which he refers to issues such as tonality and closure, I decided to investigate the possibility of fundamental connections within this opus. The analytical method of this paper shows relationships between the individual pieces of Opus 27 that will concern performers as well as analysts. Following the rhythmic implications of a Schenkerian analysis that focuses on the details (as well as the deep structure) of these pieces reveals these deeper connections in a way that may be of interest to performers. After noting interesting foreground similarities between the two pieces, the analysis looks at the connection from the first Nocturne into the second. Finally, it focuses on the 'premises' that are set up in the first piece and how they develop throughout both works. As we will see, some of these premises do not conclude totally in the first Nocturne and are more deeply explored and finally resolved in the second.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Intraopus connections; Chopin; Schenkerian analysis; nocturne; semitonal neighbour motion;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 2367
    Depositing User: Dr Alison Hood
    Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 09:12
    Publisher: Narodoy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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