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Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Kevin Karnes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book provides a first look at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that pervaded the discipline of musicology (in German, Musikwissenschaft, encompassing music theory, analysis, ... More


INTRODUCTION: THE SPIRIT OF POSITIVISM AND THE SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES THE SPIRIT OF POSITIVISM AND THE SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES Musicology and Criticism at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the calls made by Eduard Hanslick and Guido Adler to transform the study of music after the model of the natural sciences in light of statements on science and historical study ... More


MUSIC ANALYSIS AS CRITICAL METHOD

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Schenker's analytical reviews of Brahms's songs, Op. 107, and choral pieces, Op. 104 (1891–92), in light of the disciplinary debates considered in the previous chapters. It ... More


COMPOSER, CRITIC, AND THE PROBLEM OF CREATIVITY

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Schenker, despite his misgivings about positivist scholarship, appreciated its promise with respect to the study of the creative process. In his earliest essays, he had toyed ... More


THE OBJECTS OF MUSICAL RESEARCH (1)

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins with a discussion of what constitutes the identity of composition. It then examines four ways of construing the issue of unity in the Preludes: the Preludes a monads, the Preludes ... More


BRAHMS AS LIBERAL, BRUCKNER AS OTHER

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Emphasizing the 1880s, this chapter begins to establish contemporary contexts by demonstrating continuities between the German nationalism of Brahms and Liberal colleagues in Vienna (Billroth, ... More


Music, language, and meaning

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Comparisons between Chomsky and Schenker frame a discussion of the extent to which music and language share similar cognitive processes. Music and language share similar generativity and deep ... More


Form

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Develops an account of the formal aspect of musical structure and the kind of understanding that it permits and satisfies. Argues for the untenability of the theories developed by both Schenker and ... More


Disability within Music-Theoretical Traditions

Joseph N. Straus

in Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766451
eISBN:
9780199895007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766451.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, Philosophy of Music

Prevailing music theoretical models imagine a work of music as a metaphorical body susceptible to disabling conditions of one kind or another. These theories set themselves the task of normalizing ... More


Between art and science: Music as performance

Nicholas Cook

in British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780197265864
eISBN:
9780191772016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Musicologists have traditionally treated music as a form of sounded writing. Informed by interdisciplinary performance studies, this article explores what musicology might look like if it was built ... More


The Disciplined Subject of Musical Analysis

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents a review of the essay “Schenker's Conception of Musical Structure,” written by Allen Forte. The essay comments on a graphic analysis presented by Heinrich Schenker and ... More


Page and Stage

Nicholas Cook

in Beyond the Score: Music as Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357406
eISBN:
9780199357420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357406.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explores three distinct intersections between theory and analysis on the one hand and performance on the other: what the chapter calls theorist’s analysis, performer’s analysis, and ... More


What the Theorist Heard

Nicholas Cook

in Beyond the Score: Music as Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357406
eISBN:
9780199357420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357406.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Schenkerian theory, based on the work of the Viennese musician, writer, and teacher Heinrich Schenker (1868–1935), is nowadays the dominant theoretically informed performance pedagogy. But this ... More


Beyond Structure

Nicholas Cook

in Beyond the Score: Music as Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357406
eISBN:
9780199357420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357406.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Structuralist performance, regarded by theorists, psychologists, and aestheticians as a general paradigm of how performance should be, is in reality a historical style. How then might we approach the ... More


The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Carl Schachter

Joseph N. Straus (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Carl Schachter is the world’s leading practitioner of Schenkerian theory and analysis as applied to the masterworks of the tonal tradition. Although his articles and books have been broadly ... More


Rhythm, Hypermeter, and Phrase

Carl Schachter

in The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 10 examines rhythm and phrase organization. Several musical examples are used, including the Adagio from Mozart’s String Quartet, K. 458, as well as works by Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, and ... More


Haydn, Symphony No. 99, Adagio

Carl Schachter

in The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 11 is primarily an analysis of the Adagio movement from Haydn’s Symphony No. 99. The relationship between musical form (especially sonata form) and large-scale voice leading (especially linear ... More


Beethoven, Piano Sonata, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”), first movement

Carl Schachter

in The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 12 is devoted to an analysis of the first movement of the Beethoven “Waldstein” sonata.Its unusual key scheme is discussed in relation to aspects of its harmonic and motivic organization, as ... More


Inheritance

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The historical conditions of contemporary tonality are discussed and analyzed. The theory of a “Common Practice” that characterized tonal composition between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries is ... More


Tonal Structure

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The concept of tonal structure is intimately associated with the person of Heinrich Schenker, but ultimately in order to enter dialogue with Schenker the theory of tonal structure must take the place ... More


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