Use of Linkage Technique in Johannes Brahms' op. 78 and Leopoldo Miguéz's op.14 Violin Sonatas

Desirée Mayr, Carlos Almada
2016 Opus  
This paper specifically addresses linkage, a characteristically Brahmsian technique employed in the formation of musical ideas through the gradual transformation of precedent elements, being considered an indicator in the use of developing variation. After a detailed review of the literature encompassing definitions, classification and exemplification considering works of three theorists (FRISCH, 1984 . SMITH, 2007 . RAHN, 2015 , an original proposal for a typology of linkage is presented. We
more » ... mpare a special occurrence of linkage in Brahms' Violin Sonata, op. 78 to two similar occurrences in Leopoldo Miguéz's sonata op. 14, a work of the same genre.. The results reinforce the hypothesis that Miguéz had employed organic constructive processes in his piece.
doi:10.20504/opus2016b2216 fatcat:cjq3cx6rvfakveeie7lgkndvdy