Sunday, April 24, 2011

Elements of Form and Surprise in Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12, in Eb, Op. 127, by Payman Akhlaghi (2005)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Elements of Form and Surprise
In Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127, in E-Flat Major

Author: Payman Akhlaghi

Academic Research Paper
Toward Degree of Ph.D. in Composition
UCLA, 2005, 26pp.
Advisor: Professor Roger Bourland

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© 2005, 2011: Payman Akhlaghi. All rights reserved.


"....Means of Coherence

Op. 127 is an epitome of Beethovenian organicism. Among the factors that are possibly ‎responsible for the structural stability and formal cohesion of this work, Symmetrical Structures, ‎Motivic, Intervallic and Tonal Relations, besides what can be broadly referred to as Architectural ‎Constructions seem to be most prominent. ‎

To begin, the Maestoso section seems to contain the core of the thematic material for the ‎first movement, and indeed, the entire quartet. The brief examination that follows could make ‎this thesis appear much less far-reaching than it might seem at first.‎

The most prominent feature of the Maestoso is a multi-step reach toward the climax of the ‎phrase – four steps to be exact – which for the sake of simplicity, we shall refer to as the ‎‎‘ascending stairs’ motif. The first violin climbs up the span of a M6 interval, from Eb4 to the ‎upper C5, with two prominent leaps of P4 interval. The Maestoso ‎...." Read the full paper and print for free.

مقالۀ تحقیقی موزیکولوژی و آهنگسازی به زبان انگلیسی

عناصر فرم و شگفتی در کوارتت زهی شمارۀ 12، اپوس 127 در می بمل ماژور
نویسنده: پیمان اخلاقی

به هدف مدرک دکترا در رشتۀ آهنگسازی
سال 2005، دانشگاه ایالتی کالیفرنیا، لس آنجلس (یو سی ال ای)ـ
استاد مشاور: پروفسور راجر بورلاند
تمامی حقوق برای مؤلف، پیمان اخلاقی، محفوظ است

(*) Payman Akhlaghi is a composer, pianist, and piano teacher, who offers piano lessons -- and lessons in composition and sightsinging -- in Western Classical and Pop, as well as Persian music, covering the Greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, West LA, Santa Monica, Brentwood Culver City, Encino, and their surrounding neighborhoods. Payman holds a BA and an MA both in Music (Composition) from UCLA, and he's currently working on his dissertation toward the degree of PhD, also in Composition. For information on lessons at your home, or performance engagements, please call

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[Payman Akhlaghi, (Peyman Akhlaghi), پیمان اخلاقی, Akhlagi, Aklagi, Aklaghi]
[Classical Music, Aacademic Paper, Graduate Studies, Free to Read]
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