The Vienna Carnival Op.26 is a piano suite composed by Schumann in 1839, which is divided into five movements, namely: The author will take the first movement of Schumann's "Vienna Carnival" Op. 26, i.e., Allegro, as the object of study, and explain the harmonic composition techniques and musical concepts contained in this work through the analysis of its structure, tonality and harmonic language. With the coming of the romantic trend, we can see the color rendering in the application of harmony in Schumann's piano work. He not only used the harmonic progression of the classical period, but also used a large number of chord progressions with the characteristics of the composer's creation. It can be seen that Schumann was exploring the personalized harmonic expression method in the romantic tone. It also indicates that in the development process of romantic music, harmony language is moving towards individuation and diversification.
Chen Yingjie. An investigation of the musical characteristics and performance techniques of Schumann's Vienna Carnival op.26 [D]. Xi'an Conservatory of Music, 2022. DOI:10.27402/d.cnki.gxayc.2022.000118.
Lu Jiyang. The Shaping and Performance Interpretation of Multiple Musical Images in Schumann's Piano Suite "Vienna Carnival" op.26 [D]. Fujian Normal University, 2020. DOI:10.27019/d.cnki.gfjsu.2020.001540.
Shi Jia. An introduction to the performance techniques and musical characteristics of Schumann's Vienna Carnival op.26 [J]. House of theater, 2019(20):59.
Xiao Jiebing. A musical analysis and performance exploration of Schumann's Vienna Carnival Op. 26 [D]. Xi'an Conservatory of Music, 2022. DOI:10.27402/d.cnki.gxayc.2022.000068.
Zhou Xu. The dream of Vienna Piano works with the theme of Vienna [J]. Music lovers, 2019(05):52-54.
How to cite this paper
A Study of the Music of the First Movement of Schumann’s “Vienna Carnival” Op.26
How to cite this paper: Xinxin Pan. (2023) A Study of the Music of the First Movement of Schumann’s “Vienna Carnival” Op.26. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, 7(8), 1643-1647.