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Dissertation > Art > Music > Instrumental music theory and performance of law > Keyboard, reed music theory and playing method > Piano

Neo-Romantic Characteristic in Samuel Barber’s Piano Suite<Excursions>Op.20

Author Li
Tutor HouRunYu;WangZuo
School East China Normal University
Course Musicology
Keywords Samuel Barber Piano Suite <Excursions> Neo-Romantic
CLC J624.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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Samuel Barber (1910-1981) is a well-known contemporary American composer he is honored as the outstanding representatives of "the Neo-Romantic" music. This paper will focus on the "Neo-Romantic" characteristics in Barber’s music works, and access to all sorts of relevant material in order to learn about the living environment and creative background of Samuel Barber, and have a further description on the personality in Barber’s music through a more intensive analysis of Barber’s Piano Suite "Excursions"(op.20). This paper will illustrate how skillfully Barber integrate the American music style into the piano suite "Excursions", discuss the writing features such as American local rhythm and chords that performed in his creations and delicate and deep melodic theme writing skills, summarize the unique "Neo-Romantic" music of Barber’s style. The paper will explore the Neo-Romantic characteristics in the Barber’s music to hope that can provide the basis and reference for the players while playing this suite or other Barber’s music. Understanding the characteristics and values of the Neo-Romantic style of music through analysis of this work.

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