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Evaluating Music

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay attempts to identify plausible mid-level principles by reference to which one might conceivably justify an evaluation of some music as good, where mid-level principles are ones whose ... More


An Artistic Microcosm: THE PLANO SONATAS

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter assesses the set of “difficult sonatas”, K. 279-284, as a major landmark in Mozart's creative development, displaying compositional strategies found in later works. The “Andante/Adagio ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Chronology and Genesis

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reviews Mendelssohn's organ works from 1844-5. The 19 movements that make up Opus 65 were drawn from a total of 29 works that Mendelssohn composed or assembled as he developed his final ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Manuscript Sources, Original Printed Editions, Registration, Slurs, and Tempo

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the manuscript sources, original printed editions, registration, slurs, and tempo for Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas.


Six Sonatas For The Organ, Six Sonatas For The Organ, (op. 65), 1844–1845: Commentary

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter presents commentary on Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas. Composed, compiled, culled, and revised over a period of some nine months, from 21 July 1844, to April/May 1845, Mendelssohn's Organ ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Reception

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter presents reviews of Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas. On 15 September 1845, Mendelssohn's Six Sonatas for the Organ appeared in print. The critical response to the Sonatas was virtually ... More


The sonata and other genres

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early preoccupation with certain large-scale multi-sectional genres inherited from the 17th century: the suite, sonata, capriccio, and toccata. These genres made ... More


The concerto and other genres

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that the various stylistic and formal elements that Bach assimilated from the Italian concerto were to become key factors in the development of his mature style, distinguishing it ... More


Mozart's Piano Music

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart's emergence as a mature artist coincides with the rise to prominence of the piano, an instrument that came alive under his fingers and served as medium for many of his finest compositions. ... More


Other Forms: Fugue, Rondo, and Miscellaneous Nonstandard Designs

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most items within this small but important category involve alternatives to sonata form among the finales. Examples include the three fugues of Op. 20 (Nos. 2, 5, and 6) and that of Op. 50 (No. 4), ... More


THEMES AND FIRST MOVEMENTS: QUESTIONS OF LATENESS AND INDIVIDUALISM

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/9780195305470.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter critiques Adorno's observation that Brahms “bears the mark of middle-class society's individualistic phase” (late Liberalism) as against the vision expressed in Beethoven's music. ... More


Mozart's Creative Process: THE “DÜRNLTZ” SONATA AND CONCERTO IN C MAJOR, K. 503

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter challenges the popular image of Mozart's music as having sprung into existence fully formed by analyzing his manuscripts and creative process. In the case of the first movement of the ... More


Compassion: Human and Animal

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Most discussions of the continuity in compassionate concern between humans and other animals focus on continuities and on “good discontinuities,” areas in which humans appear to have superior moral ... More


The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Joseph Kerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The ... More


Hammering Hands: Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No. 6 and a Hermeneutic of Pain

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the cultural preoccupation with memory and suffering in Russia during glasnost and focuses upon pain as an element of truth, morality, and spirituality. Galina Ustvolskaya’s ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


Contexts

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

There is no consensus regarding the manner in which sonata form in the decades around 1800 is to be grasped. Analysts are confronted with a clutch of diverse approaches with differing emphases, ... More


The Adulteress’s Husband

Alison Sinclair

in The Deceived Husband: A Kleinian Approach to the Literature of Infidelity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151906
eISBN:
9780191672880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151906.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Adulteresses' husbands represented in the nineteenth-century adultery novels discussed in this chapter range through the entire spectrum from cuckold to man of honour, with the majority moving ... More


Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Boris Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev's work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer's nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are ... More


Sonata Types and the Type 1 Sonata

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Type 1 sonatas are those that contain only an exposition and recapitulation, with no minimal link between them, while the Type 2 sonatas are those structures in which what others have called the ... More


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