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Sheinberg, Esti

Irony, Parody, Satire and The Grotesque in the Music of Dmitri Shostakovich

Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, 1997
(Esti.Sheinberg@music.ed.ac.uk)

Musical correlations to the above four literary and artistic modes are inspected. The inspection is based on a thorough cultural and historical analysis of each one of the modes and a musico-semantic analysis of their musical correlations.

The music of Dmitri Shostakovich is then inspected and the above correlations found in it are matched and seen in their own cultural and historical context.

(Keywords: Semiotics, Irony, Parody, Satire, Grotesque, Shostakovich, Dance of Death)