Statistical Analysis of Musical Rhythm: M.K.Čiurlionis’ Symphonic Music Cover Image

Statistinė muzikos ritmo analizė: M.K.Čiurlionio simfoninė muzika
Statistical Analysis of Musical Rhythm: M.K.Čiurlionis’ Symphonic Music

Author(s): Edita Besasparytė, Darius Kučinskas
Subject(s): Music
Published by: VšĮ Šiaulių universiteto leidykla
Keywords: Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis; symphonic music; statistical analysis; rhythmic.

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the statistical analysis of Čiurlionis’ symphonic music rhythmic. Rhythmic formulas, their frequencies and change during the early and mature creation periods are dealt with. The results are compared with previous Čiurlionis’ rhythmic studies results obtained from the analysis of Čiurlionis’ piano music (Ambrazevičius, Kučinskas, 2010). The study identified rhythmic formulas characteristic of all Čiurlionis’ symphonic oeuvre, and distinguished typical rhythmic symphonic music formulas of the early and mature creation periods. The research also confirmed the previous insights of Lithuanian musicologists about larger and wider variety of the late creative period of Čiurlionis in comparison with the early period. A parallel inside analysis of symphonic music rhythmic allowed highlighting the rhythmic discrepancies between the score of Kęstutis reconstructed by Jurgis Juozapaitis and the rhythmic formulas used by Čiurlionis himself in his symphonic oeuvre.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 8-17
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English