Some Images of Creation in Music of the Viennese Classical School

Solomon, Maynard
March 2006
Musical Quarterly;Spring2006, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p121
Academic Journal
The article discusses the study of the opening Adagio of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet by the leading Viennese School composers, such as Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. They analyze the String Quartet in C Major K 465 or "Dissonance," which is a model of musical procedures that can express ideas of universal creation. The composition is said to be a piece that can be interpreted in various ways; its beginning represents other beginnings such as of time, history, the primeval, music and even of creation. Schubert decides to deal with a similar opening, like Beethoven in the opening of his Ninth Symphony.


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