Date of Award
Master of Music
Dr. David Sheldon
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This paper presents information regarding the validity of applying the term Sturm und Drang to music. In it, opinions of English speaking musicological authorities regarding various aspects of the musical Sturm und Drang are discussed and compared.
Each aspect of the musical Sturm und Drang is discussed in a separate chapter, along with parallel information on the literary Sturm und Drang. Then the various aspects of the musical Sturm und Drang are systematically compared with those of its literary namesake. This comparison makes it possible to reach certain conclusions regarding the validity of applying the term Sturm und Drang to music.
The basic conclusion reached in this paper is that few connections exist between the literary and musical Sturm und Drang. As a result, the application of the term Sturm und Drang to music is valid only within a certain restricted definition of the term.
VanMeter-Drew, Linn, "The Musical Sturm und Drang" (1984). Masters Theses. 1541.