Author

VanMeter-Drew

Date of Award

12-1984

Degree Name

Master of Music

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. David Sheldon

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

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.

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