Music Theory Online. Sep2018, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p55-75. 21p.
STRING quartets (Musical groups) and MUSICIANS
This essay looks at Schubert's handling of harmonic motives in the first movements of four of his early string quartets dating from the period of approximately 1811 until late 1814, when he was fourteen to seventeen years old. Despite their many structural problems, these pieces provide an insight into Schubert's development as a composer of sonata form. Even in the earliest of the examples studied, the young composer attempts to draw affective and structural consequences across the form from the first harmonic event of the music, which thus functions motivically in the unfolding of the movement. As his approach becomes increasingly flexible over the period under discussion, such harmonic motives become a dynamic force in the form, influencing tonal relations and modulatory strategies as well as looking forward to certain aspects of his mature three-key expositions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Contemporary Music Review. Aug2017, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p207-236. 30p.
COMPOSERS, INSTRUMENTAL music, and ROMANTICISM
At the beginning of Wolfgang Rihm’s career, a few compositions are inspired by Franz Schubert. In his texts, Rihm never devoted an essay exclusively to Schubert: the composer is only mentioned in relation to other subjects, such as a comparison with Beethoven, for instance. Other composers, such as Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, received more attention in Rihm’s music and his texts. Schubert as inspiration, as allusion not quotation, stays present until today. In this essay the multiple kinds of relationship between Rihm and Schubert are researched, not only in theLieder, but, with reasons which will be explained, more in Schubert’s instrumental music. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
SONATA form, ARPEGGIONE music, and INSTRUMENTAL music
The article offers information on performing the second and third movements of the Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D821 written by composer Franz Schubert. It discusses the need to repeat the bars 17-40 and bars 161-211. It mentions the use of extensions, stretches, and light shift to reduce Romantic slides.