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Non-Normative Openings of the Recapitulatory Rotation: Alternatives and Deformations

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/9780195146400.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

There are potentially problematic beginnings of recapitulatory rotations, which include such practices as seeming to start the recapitulation several measures into the P-zone or initiating the ... More


Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Seth Monahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines Gustav Mahler’s career-long engagement with sonata form. It argues that a dynamic, process-based sonata-form concept factors into all of his early and middle-period symphonies, ... More


Sonata Form in Mahler’s Narrative Imagination

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter argues, against critical precedent, that sonata form was a driving force in Mahler’s narrative imagination. It shows that the genre’s central teleology—the resolution of tonal tension—is ... More


Adorno’s “Novel-Symphony”: The Dialectic of Freedom and Determinism

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

To build a richer interpretive apparatus, the study turns to the celebrated Mahler writings of Theodor W. Adorno. It begins with a thorough overview of Adorno’s Mahler-image, with special focus on ... More


“A Play within a Play”: Games of Closure and Contingency in the First Movement of the Fourth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Mahler’s explicitly “classicist” sonata, the opening of the Fourth Symphony. After demonstrating the many parallels of design between this movement and the opening of the ... More


“A Demonic Haydn”: Mahler’s Confrontation with Tradition in the First Movement of the Sixth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by considering the possible synergies and frictions among the Sixth Symphony’s dominant reception tropes—those of tragedy, autobiography, and (neo)classicism. It then sets out to ... More


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