Suite for Small Orchestra (1932) by Demetrij Žebre Between the “Old” and the “New” Structural Idioms

  • Karmen Salmič Kovačič
Keywords: Demetrij Žebre, Suite for small orchestra, Slovenian toth-century music, Osterc’s circle

Abstract

Demetrij Žebre’s Suite for Small Orchestra (1932) is his only orchestral work composed during his period of study with Slavko Osterc and the first piece worthy of extended analysis considering its parodical/satirical nature. With this presented analysis and by the discussion of paticular structural parameters, it will be possible to define the »older« compositional idioms from the »newer« or more »artistic« categories of the style which later became a part of Žebre’s orchestral opus. Among these categories are his developments of rhythm and melody, his use of incongruous meters, vertical and horizontal combined metrics, fuller orchestration, »new« approaches to tonality, chords and layers, singular use of mono thematics and the use of multi structuring in the longer symphonic phrase.

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Published
2007-12-01
How to Cite
Salmič KovačičK. (2007). Suite for Small Orchestra (1932) by Demetrij Žebre Between the “Old” and the “New” Structural Idioms. Musicological Annual, 43(2), 105-113. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.43.2.105-113
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