THE CLARINET IN THE VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC OF ANTON WEBERN
This thesis is an examination of all of Anton Webern’s vocal chamber works that include the clarinet: Opp. 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. It provides relevant biographical information and background material for each song in addition to a brief discussion of the text and an explanation of the formal structure. The thesis includes a discussion of the clarinet parts from the viewpoint of a performer and pedagogue, and explores possible reasons or motivations for Webern choosing the clarinet as well as reasons for the type of clarinet (B-flat, E-flat, bass) he chose. It describes how the clarinet is used with the voice for the purpose of expressing Webern’s carefully chosen texts: those that reflected his passion for nature, his religious beliefs, and his love for family.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:anton webern clarinet vocal chamber music twentieth century
Date of Publication:01/01/2005