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A Brief Analysis of Prokofiev's D major Violin Sonata

Author YuanFangFang
Tutor LiuPeiYan;ZhouYaoQun
School Central Conservatory of Music
Course Musicology
Keywords Prokofiev Second Violin Sonata Structural style Performance processing
CLC J622.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Prokofiev is a composer and pianist of the former Soviet Union. His work with youth, vitality, enthusiasm, humor, clear and full of charm. 15 years before and after the 1920s, he has been residing abroad enjoy a high reputation in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and other countries playing and directing his own work. After returning home, he select the theme of patriotism, as the theme of the creation of the characters in real life in the Soviet Union. He not only obtain the highest honor in the country, the national arts community is also agreed that he is one of the most famous composers of the twentieth century. Prokofiev's Sonata is a very important part of music creation, the D major Violin Sonata is a distinctive characteristics of his later creation. \The thesis is divided into four chapters. The first section presents Prokofiev's life, and outlines the Prokofiev three creative period: early (before 1918) is characterized by the dramatic changes constantly exploring and style, the works of this period are often burst with the power of rhythm, vibrant, enthusiastic; works of the mid-term (1918-1936) is the author of Prokofiev left the country to go to Europe and the United States to settle in period; works of the late (1936-1953), realism and Russia more distinctive character art features, this return to the post-Soviet period is the golden era of his writing career. When to listen carefully to his music, we found both humor and ridicule from biting satire have patriotic feelings to express, and worried about the fate of the motherland. Chapters II and III of the thesis of the \Prokofiev sonata violinist Oistrakh recommendations, adapted from the 1943 made flute sonatas. The whole song complete four movements, the work implies exceptionally rich content and the superb playing skills. Prokofiev grasp on the creation of a few basic directions: adhere to the genre in the form of the traditional with a certain nationality, the pursuit of innovative musical language and lyrical route to highlight the personality, humor and irony. Violin performance, the vibrato, dual overtone, Yi Yin, plucked the use of techniques such as greatly extends the expressive violin sound, from simple development model virtuoso of violin playing skills.

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