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Tonality and Transformation

Steven Rings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book employs transformational theory to illuminate the experience of tonal music. In addition to providing an accessible primer on transformational theory, the book introduces new theoretical ... More


Brahms, Intermezzo in A major, op. 118, no. 2

Steven Rings

in Tonality and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 6 analyzes the A section of Brahms's Intermezzo in A major, op. 118, no. 2. The focus of the analysis is the interaction between tonal-intentional kinetics and the metrical structure of the ... 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


Mozart, “Un’aura amorosa” from Così fan tutte

Steven Rings

in Tonality and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 5 presents an analysis of Ferrando's aria “Un’aura amorosa,” from Act I of Mozart's opera Così fan tutte. After an overview of Da Ponte's text, the chapter presents a partial Schenkerian ... More


Clara Schumann, “Liebst du um Schönheit” (1841)

Michael Baker

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237028
eISBN:
9780190237059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237028.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Schenker’s concept of interruption represents a vital link between tonal structure and thematic design. A close reading of Schenker’s presentation of the concept in Free Composition reveals that ... More


Form as Harmony in Rock Music

Drew Nobile

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190948351
eISBN:
9780190948399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948351.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book offers a theory of form aimed at rock and pop songs of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The core claim is that rock form derives from the interaction between thematic design and harmonic ... More


Associative Harmony, Tonal Pairing, and Middleground Structure in Schumann's Sonata Expositions: The Role of the Mediant in the First Movements of the Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet, and Rhenish Symphony

Peter H. Smith

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Scholars and critics historically have disparaged the function of tonal pairing in Schumann's sonata forms, even as the technique has met with critical approval in the context of the composer's piano ... More


Harmonic Syntax

Drew Nobile

in Form as Harmony in Rock Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190948351
eISBN:
9780190948399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948351.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter adapts traditional Schenkerian analytical methodology to form a theory of rock harmony rooted in the concept of prolongation. The chapter begins with the premise that focusing on ... More


Tonal Practices

Frank Lehman

in Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190606398
eISBN:
9780190606435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190606398.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter lays out a series of conventions toward pitch design that both constrain musical meaning making in film and enable its unique effects. The chapter begins by examining the idiom of late ... More


Division Following the New-Key Dominant

L. Poundie Burstein

in Journeys Through Galant Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190083991
eISBN:
9780190084028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083991.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In many Galant expositions, the punctuation sequence is demarcated by a single pronounced half-cadential break that follows a resting point on V of the new key. In many of these cases, the break ... More


Division Following the Home-Key Dominant

L. Poundie Burstein

in Journeys Through Galant Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190083991
eISBN:
9780190084028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083991.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In many Galant expositions, the punctuation sequence is demarcated by a single pronounced half-cadential break that follows a resting point on V of the home key. In many of these cases, the break ... More


Sowing the Seeds of Loss: Permanent Interruption in Verdi’s Otello

Edward Latham

in Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190620622
eISBN:
9780190620653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620622.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The interruption figures prominently in Verdi’s Otello, and, because of the goal-oriented, syntactical structure of tonal music, is thus a singularly dramatic event that is rife with potential ... More


Analyses

L. Poundie Burstein

in Journeys Through Galant Expositions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190083991
eISBN:
9780190084028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083991.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter wraps up the book with close analyses of first movements from four Galant pieces: Johann Adolph Hasse, Overture to Alcide al Bivio (1760); Marianna Martines, Sonata for Keyboard in A (c. ... More


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