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dc.contributor.advisorBertagnolli, Paul A.
dc.creatorRuotsinoja, Eve 1985-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T17:14:44Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T17:14:44Z
dc.date.created2013-12
dc.date.issuedDecember 2013
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2624
dc.description.abstractBartók’s Sixth String Quartet is known for its return to more conservative tonal, formal, and generic idioms. Setting it apart, however, is the pervasive role of the ritornello that precedes each movement and increases in size with each statement. Likewise, commonly acknowledged is the presence of the grotesque in the Quartet, though little attention has been given to its placement and salience in relation to the Quartet’s existing formal properties, such as the ritornello and the conventional sonata and ternary forms. In this study, I employ the aesthetics of the grotesque as an interpretive window through which to view the interaction of the ritornello with the Quartet as a whole. I argue that the grotesque in Bartók’s Sixth Quartet performs a mediating role between the opposition of exterior and interior musical spaces. The prevailing narrative event involves the transgression of exterior upon interior and the dissolution of formal boundaries.
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dc.subjectBéla Bartók
dc.subjectString quartets
dc.subjectGrotesque
dc.subjectNarrative
dc.subjectSemiotics
dc.subjectMyth
dc.titleNarrative and Myth in Bartók's Sixth String Quartet: A Study in the Poetics of Space and the Grotesque
dc.date.updated2018-03-01T17:14:44Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMusic (MM)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentMusic, Moores School of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDavis, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDurrani, Aaminah O.
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentMusic, Moores School of
thesis.degree.collegeKathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts


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