Multi-Strand Musical Narratives

Judith Ofcarcik
2020 Music Theory Online  
Multiplot forms as described by Garrett (1980) provide a promising route of approach for analysts addressing complex musical works. Although originally developed from a study of Victorian fiction, these forms can also illuminate music, particularly when paired with Booker's (2006) list of seven basic plot types. In this article, I present a model analysis of multiplot musical narrative through an analysis of the finale of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in A-flat major, op. 110, as well as two other
more » ... well as two other Beethoven works: the "Cavatina" from the String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 130, and the slow movement of the Fifth Symphony.
doi:10.30535/mto.26.2.10 fatcat:kgy4tbfkpfctdbtnb6oqrql4he