Analytical comparison of Gian Francesco Malipiero's earliest symphonic scores, Sinfonia degli eroi (1905) and Sinfonia del mare (1906) shows a transition from a musical language grounded in Germanic models to one absorbing the very modern French school lead by Fauré and Debussy. Taking place against an evolving love of linearity from early Italian sources, shifts occur from continuous to discontinuous form, from functionally driven textures to those that are formally static while contrapuntally active and fluid. Rejecting the language of Italian opera, the first work comes under the influence of Richard Strauss. The second work, however, shows that of Debussy.
|Award date||4 Feb 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|