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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


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


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


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