Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Blaustein, Susan. "Uses of Sonata Form in Schubert's Op. 29/I and Schoenberg's Op. 30/I." M.A. thesis, Yale University, 1980.

There is evidence to suggest that Schoenberg modeled the first movement of his Third String Quartet (1927) on the first movement of Schubert's String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 (1824). Schoenberg's incessant eighth-note ostinato in the second violin and viola at the opening of the movement shows a clear allegiance to the perpetual eighth notes at the opening of the Schubert. But what is especially noteworthy is Schoenberg's unique manipulation and recasting of the traditional elements of sonata form within the new environment of the twelve-tone system.

Index Classifications: 1900s

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