Myaskovsky, Cello Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, op. 81, I. Allegro moderato
Vazquez, Alina Alejandra
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The following dissertation provides a narrative analysis of the first movement of Myaskovsky’s Second Cello Sonata primarily using the narratological method of Byron Almén, but also drawing upon the semiotic approach of Robert Hatten. Nikolay Myaskovsky achieved high acclaim in Russia during his lifetime, yet his music is not well known in the United States today. For this reason, I believe it is important to study and perform this work. This analytical approach provides a vital tool for musicians facing the challenges of giving a musical and meaningful performance of a piece that is relatively unknown in the United States.