Title

Octatonicism in Luigi Dallapiccola's Twelve-note Music

Abstract

This survey addresses perhaps the least-known aspect of Luigi Dallapiccola's twelve-note music, namely the composer's preference for octatonic collections. Part I summarises the different arrangements of octatonic hexachords that are possible within a twelve-note context. Parts II–IV then examine some of the octatonic characteristics which recur across a number of specific works, several of which have not previously been the subject of critical attention. Octatonicism is thereby revealed as a consistent feature of Dallapiccola's harmonic language that runs throughout his twelve-note canon.

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

3-1-2006

Publication Title

Music Analysis

Department

Music Theory

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-2249.2006.00233.x

Language

English

Format

text

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