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Analysis And Performance Suggestions For Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses For Cello And Piano
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
  • Marta Reilly, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Date of Degree
6-3-2014
Document Type
Dissertation
Degree Name
D.M.A.
Program
Music
Advisor(s)
Norman Carey
Joseph N. Straus
Keywords
  • cello,
  • GRAVE: METAMORPHOSES FOR CELLO AND PIANO,
  • Lutoslawski,
  • performance suggestions,
  • post-tonal theory
Abstract

The dissertation gives an analysis and performance suggestions for Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses for Cello and Piano. The analysis is grounded in set-class theory, while the performance suggestions are based on my own experience as a concert cellist. The introduction describes background, circumstances of the composition, editions, publications, performance, reception history, and summarizes other Lutos³awski compositions for cello. The analysis describes the melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, articulation, agogic, texture, and compositional techniques. Sketches of Grave are used for further analysis and comparison. The dissertation also explores connections with other compositions, such as Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande and Lutoslawski's Funeral Music.

Citation Information
Marta Reilly. "Analysis And Performance Suggestions For Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses For Cello And Piano" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marta_reilly/1/