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Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Elliot Antokoletz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book explores the means by which two early 20th-century operas — Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (1902) and Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1911) — transform the harmonic structures of the ... More


The New Musical Language

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores the sources and evolution of the new musical language that lead to the symbolist ideal and corresponding musical processes. The latter is based on transformation of traditional ... More


The Pentatonic Scale

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter shows how the pentatonic scale develops out of the children's chant, either by transference and superimposition (e.g., a–g–e + d–c–a) or by the addition of a note at either end (a–g–e + ... More


Music cognition: theoretical and empirical generalizations

Carol L. Krumhansl

in Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148367
eISBN:
9780199893201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148367.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter steps back from the empirical results to consider what they reveal about the psychological basis of musical pitch structures. Certain properties of pitch systems are identified that may ... More


COREY FIELD (b. 1956)Three Lullabies (1990): Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson and W. B. Yeats

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter focuses on works by Corey Field. Field has added two songs to his earlier Escape at Bedtime to form a nicely balanced trio of lullabies. Each movement is neatly constructed, and shows ... More


The Chromatic Moment in Enlightenment Thought

Richard Kramer

in Cherubino's Leap: In Search of the Enlightenment Moment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377896
eISBN:
9780226384085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384085.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter seeks to understand how the tension between two conditions—the diatonic and the chromatic—plays itself out in the music of the Enlightenment. Exploring the works of Bach, Beethoven, and ... More


From Chanky-Chank to Yankee Chanks: The Cajun Accordion as Identity Symbol

Mark F. Dewitt

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The diatonic button accordion has been played by musicians the world over, but it has attained a uniquely prominent status in Louisiana Cajun culture. Over the decades, this one particular type of ... More


“Tejano and Proud”: Regional Accordion Traditions of South Texas and the Border Region

Cathy Ragland

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates how the diatonic accordion symbolically embodies the Texan-Mexican community's economic struggle while also distinguishing it as the core of an “authentic” Tejano conjunto ... More


Epicentric Tonality and the Greek Lyric Tradition

John C. Franklin

in Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents core evidence supporting the thesis that vestiges of the classical Mesopotamian tuning system, going back at least to the Old Babylonian period (c.2000–1600 BCE), can be ... More


Music and Gesture

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Foundations of Musical Grammar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190653637
eISBN:
9780190653668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653637.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the relationship between music and physical gesture, drawing on recent research on the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech. Such gestures appear to be motivated by ... More


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