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Form and Dialectical Opposition in Elliott Carter’s Compositional Aesthetic

Boland, Marguerite Maree


In his many writings and interviews, Elliott Carter frequently stresses the connection between human experiences of opposition and conflict and the opposition he composes into his musical interactions. While these concepts have received much attention in the scholarly literature over the decades, in this dissertation I examine the role of opposition in Carter’s music by bringing Carter’s aesthetic into contact with an Adornian tradition of dialectical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d611f0693992


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