Neo-Romantic Characteristic in Samuel Barber’s Piano Suite<Excursions>Op.20
|School||East China Normal University|
|Keywords||Samuel Barber Piano Suite <Excursions> Neo-Romantic|
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.