Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
The purpose of this paper is to present a formal structural approach to the Cello Concerto, Op. 107, of Dmitri Shostakovich. Each of the four movements of the work are examined structurally, with some attention given the theoretical crafting. The Shostakovich Cello Concerto is a unique blending of structures and theoretical techniques. His style of composition is inconsistent and difficult to analyze and label using just one theoretical approach. It is only through a combination of theoretical concepts that any understanding of the Concerto can be achieved.
Bates-Crouch, Karen A., "Formal structure in the Cello Concerto No. 1, Opus 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich." (1999). Student Work. 2939.