Étude de l'utilisation des quintes parallèles dans la musique française de piano entre 1880 et 1940

Authors: Noreau, Sylvie
Advisor: Cadrin, Paul
Abstract: The prohibition of parallel fifths seems to be an unassailable law in the study of harmony and counterpoint, often attributed to the fact that they create tonal ambiguity. However, there are many instances of this rule being transgressed in piano music in France between 1880 and 1940, a period marked by the proliferation of styles and tonal evolution. This dissertation focusses on the use of this element in the piano music at the time. Following a brief status quaestionis and historical survey, it presents the different aspects of the rule as stated in several treatises and draws a picture of piano music and the evolution of tonality in France between 1880 and 1940. It then proposes a typology of parallel fifths and applies it to the repertoire in question. In conclusion, the role of parallel fifths and their impact on the pianistic language are discussed.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/23508
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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