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CONFLICT AND MEANING IN CARL NIELSEN’’S CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND ORCHESTRA, OP. 57 (1928) DMA DOCUMENT Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Musical Arts in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University By Douglas Monroe, B.M., M.M. *****

The Ohio State University 2008

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CONFLICT AND MEANING IN CARL NIELSEN’’S CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND ORCHESTRA, OP. 57 (1928) DMA DOCUMENT Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Musical Arts in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University By Douglas Monroe, B.M., M.M. *****

The Ohio State University 2008

D.M.A. Document Committee: Professor James Pyne, co-Advisor Professor Danielle Fosler-Lussier, co-Advisor Professor Richard Blatti Professor Robert Sorton

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CONFLICT AND MEANING
IN CARL NIELSEN’S
CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND ORCHESTRA, OP. 57 (1928)
DMA DOCUMENT
Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
the Degree Doctor of Musical Arts in the Graduate
School of The Ohio State University
By
Douglas Monroe, B.M., M.M.
*****
The Ohio State University
2008
D.M.A. Document Committee:
Approved by:
Professor James Pyne, co-Advisor
_______________________
Professor Danielle Fosler-Lussier, co-Advisor
Co-Advisor
Professor Richard Blatti
_______________________
Professor Robert Sorton
Co-Advisor
Music Graduate Program
ii
ABSTRACT
Carl Nielsen wrote his Concerto for Clarinet, Op. 57 in 1928 for Danish
clarinetist Aage Oxenvad. In ascribing meaning to the piece, most Nielsen authorities
describe it as a caricature of Oxenvad. Certainly Oxenvad had substantial influence on
Nielsen, and many aspects of Oxenvad’s moody and tempestuous personality are
captured in the Concerto. Nonetheless, the music has more to do with Nielsen’s life than
with Aage Oxenvad’s personality.
In 1926, Nielsen suffered a massive heart attack. Until the time of his death in
1931, he suffered many more cardiac incidents. By 1928, Nielsen was facing the last few
years of his life without promise of a successful remedy for his heart disease. Nielsen’s
Concerto for Clarinet and its inherent conflict have more to do with his internal struggles
than with any external influence. The Concerto is the only large-scale work Nielsen
composed during the last five years of his life and it is filled with conflict that never
resolves.
After the introductory chapter, the five chapters that follow document five
elements of conflict within the Concerto. Tonal conflict concerns the struggle between
the piece’s two main key centers, F and E. Their presence together creates unrelenting
stress. An equally significant aspect of tonal conflict is the absence of Nielsen’s lifelong
practice of “progressive tonality.” To dramatize growth and arrival in his large-scale

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