Oinas, Cecilia (SibA): Interpreting Musical Motion: Analysis, Performance and their Interaction in the Opening Movements of the Piano Trios of Mendelssohn and Schumann
This study will examine the opening sonata-form movements of the piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) and Robert Schumann (1810–1856), concentrating on the interaction between analysis and performance. The aim is to consider and explore musical motion from various analytical perspectives, such as formal, structural, metrical and a more general dramatic aspect, and then see how they interact with each other. In addition, these analytical insights are related to issues of performance, and the study examines both how the analytical findings might be reflected in performance and, vice versa, how the analytical interpretation might be influenced by the experience gained in performance.
Keywords: analysis, performance, musical motion, Mendelssohn, Schumann, piano trios, sonata form