Orchestration as a Means of the Synthesis of Classical and Romantic Approaches in Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto

Authors

  • Vadim Rakochi Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy, Ukraine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.57.1.25-63

Keywords:

Brahms, Second Piano Concerto, orchestration, synthesis of Classical and Romantic approaches

Abstract

The synthesis of ‘Classical’ and ‘Romantic’ concepts in the orchestration of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto is discussed. The composer rethinks ways of presenting musical material in the orchestra by conceptualising both the ‘Classical’ orchestral structure (the size, the approach to the brass section) and the Romantic-like treatment of solos, alternations, etc. as unified domains.

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Published

05.07.2021

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Rakochi, V. (2021). Orchestration as a Means of the Synthesis of Classical and Romantic Approaches in Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto. Musicological Annual, 57(1), 25–63. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.57.1.25-63

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