A Physicist's view on Chopin's Études
Dipartimento di Fisica & INFN, Università di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Received: 9 January 2017
Revised: 7 March 2017
Published online: 26 July 2017
We propose the use of specific dynamical processes and more in general of ideas from Physics to model the evolution in time of musical structures. We apply this approach to two Études by F. Chopin, namely Op.10 n.3 and Op.25 n.1, proposing some original description based on concepts of symmetry breaking/restoration and quantum coherence, which could be useful for interpretation. In this analysis, we take advantage of colored musical scores, obtained by implementing Scriabin's color code for sounds to musical notation.
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