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Three uses of musical quotation in the twentieth century: an analysis of Phorion by Foss, Dream-Images by Crumb and Prelude nº1 by Willy Correa

Grant number: 10/03288-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): July 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal researcher:Amilcar Zani Netto
Grantee:André de Cillo Rodrigues
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present work consists of the analysis of three pieces that make use of musical quotations in different ways. It is therefore a study regarding the use of musical quotation in classical music language and its implications from the twentieth century on. Firstly we define our field of study through an examination of the characteristics of quotation in musical language. At this point, we propose three types of musical quotation that will be evaluated in the three main pieces analyzed in this work, allusive quotation, thematic quotation and quotation in collages. Some examples of music that would fit in these types of quotation are listed in or der to illustrate them. Next, we continue the work through the investigation of Western music situation from the twentieth century on, emphasizing how the use of musical quotation is related with this context. After that, we proceed to the analysis of the pieces. The first piece is called Phorion, by the composer Lukas Foss, and is an example of the use of quotation in collages, the second piece is called Dream Images from the cycle Makrokosmos by George Crumb, which contains an allusive quotation, and the last piece is the Piano Prelude by Willy Correa de Oliveira who uses the thematic quotation. Our primary goal is not just showing a few uses of musical quotation from the twentieth century on, but to a ssess its relevance in the present artistic scenery.

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RODRIGUES, André de Cillo. Três usos da citação musical no século XX: uma análise das peças Dream-Images de Crumb, Phorion de Foss e Prelúdio para piano nº1 de Willy Corrêa. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA/SBD) São Paulo.

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