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Diatonic Space

Fred Lerdahl

in Tonal Pitch Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178296
eISBN:
9780199870370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178296.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter introduces and develops the concept of pitch space, beginning with a distinction between tonal and event hierarchies. After a consideration of previous approaches, the fundamental ... More


Neo-Riemannian Theory at the Movies

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/9780190606398.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter is dedicated to explaining the methodology of neo-Riemannian theory (NRT) and analysis. The historical background of NRT is introduced, and an inventory of transformations, including the ... More


Schubert through a Neo-Riemannian Lens

Suzannah Clark

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Franz Schubert’s ‘Schwanengesang’ (‘Wie klag’ ich’s aus’), D744, sets a poem by Johann Chrysostomus Senn (1795–1857) that begins with a swan song and ends with a narrator’s commentary. The inherent ... More


Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Frank Lehman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190606398
eISBN:
9780190606435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190606398.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Film music represents one of the few remaining underexplored frontiers for the field of music theory. Discovering its inner workings from a theoretical perspective is imperative if we wish to ... More


Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality

Kenneth M. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190923426
eISBN:
9780190923457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923426.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Of the many composers in the Western classical tradition who celebrated the marriage between psyche and sound, those explored in this book followed the lines diverging from Wagner in philosophizing ... More


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