Metamorphosing: The Construction and Deconstruction
 of Roberto Gerhard’s Symphony No. 2

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620667
Title:
Metamorphosing: The Construction and Deconstruction
 of Roberto Gerhard’s Symphony No. 2
Authors:
Sproston, Darren
Abstract:
There are three structural methods, which can be summarised from Gerhard’s paper “Developments in twelve-tone technique”, that employ the series (or its derivative time-set): to fix the length of the rhythmic articulation of individual pitches; to control the ordering of the twelve transpositions of a series so each is presented once before a transposition is repeated; finally, to determine the duration of these transpositions. The series, therefore, has the ability to govern microcosmic and macrocosmic parameters of a composition. All three of these can be found in Roberto Gerhard’s Second Symphony (1957-59). On revising the Symphony in 1967-68 to create Metamorphoses he reworks the material of the original ‘the changes - from slight to complete - take place on all levels: in the writing, in the orchestration, in the ordering, in the disordering (...)’ In the process of recomposing Gerhard, at times, seems to deliberately disregard the methodology he imposed on himself in the earlier version. The aim of this chapter is to investigate how much he ignores this on revising the Symphony; how the changes he made impact on the coherence of the newer version; finally to make some suggestions as to why he felt the structures could be broken.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Sproston, D. (2016). Metamorphosing: The Construction and Deconstruction
of Roberto Gerhard’s Symphony No. 2. In Adkins, M. & Russ, M. (Eds), Essays on Roberto Gerhard. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date:
1-Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620667
Additional Links:
http://www.cambridgescholars.com/essays-on-roberto-gerhard
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
This is a chapter (final draft pre publication) which can be found in the book 'Essays on Roberto Gerhard' edited by Monty Adkins and Mike Russ.
ISBN:
9781443811088
Appears in Collections:
Performing Arts

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSproston, Darrenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T15:38:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-19T15:38:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationSproston, D. (2016). Metamorphosing: The Construction and Deconstruction
of Roberto Gerhard’s Symphony No. 2. In Adkins, M. & Russ, M. (Eds), Essays on Roberto Gerhard. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishingen
dc.identifier.isbn9781443811088-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620667-
dc.descriptionThis is a chapter (final draft pre publication) which can be found in the book 'Essays on Roberto Gerhard' edited by Monty Adkins and Mike Russ.en
dc.description.abstractThere are three structural methods, which can be summarised from Gerhard’s paper “Developments in twelve-tone technique”, that employ the series (or its derivative time-set): to fix the length of the rhythmic articulation of individual pitches; to control the ordering of the twelve transpositions of a series so each is presented once before a transposition is repeated; finally, to determine the duration of these transpositions. The series, therefore, has the ability to govern microcosmic and macrocosmic parameters of a composition. All three of these can be found in Roberto Gerhard’s Second Symphony (1957-59). On revising the Symphony in 1967-68 to create Metamorphoses he reworks the material of the original ‘the changes - from slight to complete - take place on all levels: in the writing, in the orchestration, in the ordering, in the disordering (...)’ In the process of recomposing Gerhard, at times, seems to deliberately disregard the methodology he imposed on himself in the earlier version. The aim of this chapter is to investigate how much he ignores this on revising the Symphony; how the changes he made impact on the coherence of the newer version; finally to make some suggestions as to why he felt the structures could be broken.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cambridgescholars.com/essays-on-roberto-gerharden
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectRoberto Geharden
dc.subjectSerialismen
dc.subjectSymphonyen
dc.subjectMusical Compositionen
dc.subjectAnglo Catalan composersen
dc.titleMetamorphosing: The Construction and Deconstruction
 of Roberto Gerhard’s Symphony No. 2en
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2016-12-01-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2217-12-01-
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in ChesterRep are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.