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Sonata Forms

Author : Charles Rosen
ISBN : 0393302199
Genre : Music
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"Nobody writes better about music .... again and again, unerring insight into just the features that make the music special and fine." The New York Review of Books"

Two Dimensional Sonata Form

Author : Steven Vande Moortele
ISBN : 9789058677518
Genre : Music
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Two-Dimensional Sonata Form is the first book dedicated to the combination of the movements of a multimovement sonata cycle with an overarching single-movement form that is itself organized as a sonata form. Drawing on a variety of historical and recent approaches to musical form (e.g., Marxian and Schoenbergian Formenlehre, Caplin's theory of formal functions, and Hepokoski and Darcy's Sonata Theory), it begins by developing an original theoretical framework for the analysis of this type of form that is so characteristic of the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. It then offers an in-depth examination of nine exemplary works by four Central European composers: the Piano Sonata in B minor and the symphonic poems Tasso and Die Ideale by Franz Liszt; Richard Strauss's tone poems Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben; the symphonic poem Pelleas und Melisande, the First String Quartet and the First Chamber Symphony by Arnold Schoenberg, and Alexander Zemlinsky's Second String Quartet.

Keys To The Drama

Author : Professor Gordon Sly
ISBN : 9781409493938
Genre : Music
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Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic adaptability of its conception. This book presents nine studies whose central focus is sonata form. Their diversity attests both to the manifold analytical approaches to which the form responds, and to the vast range of musical possibility within the form's exemplars. At the same time, common compositional issues, analytical methods, and overarching perspectives on the essential nature of the form weave their way through the volume. Several of the essays approach the musical structure directly as drama, casting the work as an expression of its composer's engagement with an idea or principle that is dynamic and at times intensely difficult. Others concentrate their attention on a composer's use of "motive," which typically takes the form of a simple melodic span that shapes the musical architecture through an interdependent series of structural levels. Integrating these motivic threads within the musical fabric often warrants departures from formal norms in other areas. Analyses that seek to understand works with anomalous formal qualities-whether engendered by a motivic component or not-have a prominent place in the volume. Among these, accounts of idiosyncratic tonal discourse that threatens to undermine the unfolding of form-defining qualities or events are central.

Elements Of Sonata Theory

Author : James Arnold Hepokoski
ISBN : 9780199773916
Genre : Music
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Elements of Sonata Theory is a comprehensive, richly detailed rethinking of the basic principles of sonata form in the decades around 1800. This foundational study draws upon the joint strengths of current music history and music theory to outline a new, up-to-date paradigm for understanding the compositional choices found in the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries: sonatas, chamber music, symphonies, overtures, and concertos. In so doing, it also lays out the indispensable groundwork for anyone wishing to confront the later adaptations and deformations of these basic structures in the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries. Combining insightful music analysis, contemporary genre theory, and provocative hermeneutic turns, the book brims over with original ideas, bold and fresh ways of awakening the potential meanings within a familiar musical repertory. Sonata Theory grasps individual compositions-and each of the individual moments within them-as creative dialogues with an implicit conceptual background of flexible, ever-changing historical norms and patterns. These norms may be recreated as constellations "compositional defaults," any of which, however, may be stretched, strained, or overridden altogether for individualized structural or expressive purposes. This book maps out the terrain of that conceptual background, against which what actually happens-or does not happen-in any given piece may be assessed and measured. The Elements guides the reader through the standard (and less-than-standard) formatting possibilities within each compositional space in sonata form, while also emphasizing the fundamental role played by processes of large-scale circularity, or "rotation," in the crucially important ordering of musical modules over an entire movement. The book also illuminates new ways of understanding codas and introductions, of confronting the generating processes of minor-mode sonatas, and of grasping the arcs of multimovement cycles as wholes. Its final chapters provide individual studies of alternative sonata types, including "binary" sonata structures, sonata-rondos, and the "first-movement form" of Mozart's concertos.

Music Theory And Natural Order From The Renaissance To The Early Twentieth Century

Author : Suzannah Clark
ISBN : 0521771919
Genre : Music
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Explores the ways music theory has represented and employed natural order since the scientific revolution.

Extrinsic Phrases In Early Classical Sonata Forms

Author : Rebecca Long
ISBN : OCLC:1089762930
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This dissertation seeks to introduce, identify, and document a set of syntactic insertions in sonata forms that I call extrinsic phrases. At its most basic, "extrinsic phrase" refers to any phrase-length insertion between the transition and secondary theme of a sonata-form movement. This concept encompasses several terms (or examples thereof) from current writings about sonata forms. However, unlike those terms, I purposefully define extrinsic phrases broadly so that they act as a generic option for an analyst. Instead of attempting to create a long-range view of extrinsic phrases across the whole of sonata-form writing, this initial work on extrinsic phrases focuses on the early- and mid-eighteenth century. It examines two types of extrinsic phrases - those that change an exposition's normative tonal trajectory and those that do not - in the works of Luigi Boccherini, Domenico Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn, and their contemporaries. The analyses show that the extrinsic-phrase concept creates several advantages for an analyst. Because they remain flexible in their definition, extrinsic phrases allow one to identify similarly-functioning passages that use disparate phrase and cadence structures. It also allows one to examine a variety of seemingly disparate compositional practices. This has the potential to reveal connections between composers and compositions of an equally wide variety of time periods.

The Orchestration Of The Arts A Creative Symbiosis Of Existential Powers

Author : M. Kronegger
ISBN : 9789401734110
Genre : Philosophy
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Regardless of the subject matter, our studies are always searching for a sense of the universal in the specific. Drawing, etchings and paintings are a way of communicating ideas and emotions. The key word here is to communicate. Whether the audience sees the work as laborious or poetic depends on the creative genius of the artist. Some painters use the play of light passing through a landscape or washing over a figure to create an evocative moment that will be both timeless and transitory. The essential role of art remains what is has always been, a way of human expression. This is the role that our participants concentrate on as they discuss art as the expression of the spirit, a creative act through which the artist makes manifest what is within him. Spirit suggests the unity of feeling and thought. Avoiding broad generalities, our participants address specific areas in orchestration with music, architecture, literature and phenomenology. Profs. Souiller, Scholz, Etlin, Sweetser, Josephs show us at what point art is an intimate, profound expression and the magic of a civilization as a whole, springing from its evolving thoughts and embodying ideals, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, Modernism and at what point it reflects the trans formation of a particular society and its mode of life.

Musical Form Forms Formenlehre

Author : William Earl Caplin
ISBN : 905867715X
Genre : Art
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In Musical Form, Forms, and Formenlehre, three eminent music theorists reflect on the fundamentals of "musical form." They discuss how to analyze form in music and question the relevance of analytical theories and methods in general. They illustrate their basic concepts andc oncerns by offering some concrete analyses of works by Mozart (Idomeneo Overture, Jupiter Symphony) and Beethoven (First and Pastoral Symphony, Egmont Overture, and Die Ruinen von Athen Overture). The volume is divided into three parts, focusing on Caplin's "theory of formal functions," Hepokoski's concept of "dialogic form," and Webster's method of "multivalent analysis" respectively. Each part begins with a basic essay by one of the three authors. Subsequently, the two opposing authors comment on issues and analyses they consider to be problematic or underdeveloped, in a style that ranges from the gently critical to the overtly polemical. Finally, the author of the initial essay is given the opportunity to reply to the comments, and to further refine his own fundamental ideas on musical form.

The Grundgestalt And Schubert S Sonata Forms

Author : Hali Annette Fieldman
ISBN : OCLC:1131723720
Genre : Musical form
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Rethinking Dvo K

Author : Dvorak Sesquicentennial Conference and Festival in America (1991 : University of New Orleans)
ISBN : 0198164114
Genre : Music
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The Czech composer Antonin Dvorak has recently received special attention from scholars thanks to the changed political climate in his native land and shifting currents of musical reception. Rethinking Dvorak provides a forum for studies of Dvorak by experts worldwide, including many from the Czech Republic who have never before published in English. The 24 essays offer penetrating insights into Dvorak's personality, his place in history, and the sheer beauty of his music. How this music was received and appreciated is a subject of special focus, offering explanations as to why, despite the composer's popularity, some of his greatest compositions have remained unknown. The book rejects the image of Dvorak as important mainly for Czech nationalism; while not neglecting this subject, it also addresses his ties to the broader family of Slavonic nations, to the overall context of European music, and to the United States.

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