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A Study on the Harmonic Technique in Puccini ’s Opera La Boheme

Author LiuHongYu
Tutor ZhangZhun
School Shandong Normal University
Course Musicology
Keywords Puccini La Bohème Modal tonality Harmony techniques
CLC J614.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Giacomo Puccini (Giacomo Puccini ,1858-1924), the nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth century, one of the opera composer, but also of real Italian opera genre representative of one of Italy's most influential . Puccini in the late romantic music during the acoustic characteristics, and thus its has two sides. On the one hand, inherited the traditional classical music and sound features, on the other hand, the absorption of Wagner's compositional techniques, and on this basis, bold innovation and breakthrough, extensive use of high stack of chords, three non-Chord and composite chords and sound material, and also bold use of exotic ethnic modal scale, which makes the functionality of the works and sound has been disrupted, more prominent tonality is not clear, so that the works and sound techniques slightly modern and the characteristics of the acoustic techniques. This selection of Puccini Interim most representative of the operas \, five chords sound a continuous tone analysis and demonstration, and on this basis, summarizes the Puccini opera works reflect the style harmony, in order to more deeply explore Puccini this work characteristics of acoustic techniques, as well as for the further in-depth study Puccini's operas reinforce the foundation. The text is divided into the following four parts: the first chapter: the opera \Mainly from the works of music structure (sonata - symphonic the divertimento structure) and the dominant motivation clever use of two brief overview. Chapter II: the use of the opera \This is the text of the main set forth in part, from work tune tonality {tonality layout (main - is - subordinates - the main traditional tonality layout, vaulted symmetry \), tonality conversion practices (tonality alternately opposed tuning, much relationship Transpose)}, polyphonic material {stacked chord material (triads, seventh chords and its variants, stacked chords, additional tones chords) empty five degrees chords, Chord (four or five degrees Chord, second and sound), complex chords (continuous tone (chord) on the basis of complex chords, high stack chords decomposition of complex chords) harmonic progression {TSDT Functional Harmony declension function), chromatic harmonies, in parallel, the accident}, harmonic cadence (traditional harmony cadence, changes in harmonic cadence, invasive termination), chords sound a continuous tone five aspects discussed in detail. Chapter: harmony performance of the opera \Departure from the atmosphere of works tragedy and comedy factors, combined with the use of the orchestra and to illustrate the role of harmony in this work, according to the story as it develops. The conclusion: on the basis of the above analysis study, their harmonies techniques summarized perspective to the Puccini opera works reflect the harmony style, so as to further clarify the theory of opera musical works value and far-reaching impact.

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