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Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Richard Cohn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Many nineteenth-century theorists viewed triadic distance in terms of common tones and voice-leading proximity, rather than root consonance and mutual diatonic constituency. Audacious Euphony ... More


Reciprocity

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 3 provides support for a chapter 2 premise that inverts a cardinal tenet of classical theory: that consonant triads are generated from (dissonant) augmented ones. It develops Fétis’s view ... More


Weitzmann Regions

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 4 presents a second preliminary model of the triadic universe, developing an idea from Weitzmann’s 1853 treatise on the augmented triad. The consonant triads are grouped into four regions, on ... More


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