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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


Master Copy: Correcting the Symphonie de psaumes

Kimberly A. Francis

in Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199373697
eISBN:
9780199373727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373697.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Boulanger became involved with the editorial revision of the piano-vocal reduction of the Symphonie de psaumes in the summer of 1931, a reduction originally prepared by Stravinsky’s son, Soulima. ... More


Tragedy and the Gaze of the Living Dead: Functional Harmonic Rotation in Strauss’s Elektra

Kenneth M. Smith

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190923426
eISBN:
9780190923457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923426.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter describes how harmonic functional cycles flow strongly in the music of Richard Strauss, demonstrable in the opening scene of Elektra, the harmonies of which surge in an ever-tonicward ... More


Joan Tower, Silver Ladders (1986)

Jonathan W. Bernard

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190236861
eISBN:
9780190236892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236861.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Although at first glance Joan Tower’s orchestral work Silver Ladders (1986) might seem to follow a well-established twentieth-century tradition of “octatonicism,” closer analytical examination ... More


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