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THEMES AND FIRST MOVEMENTS: QUESTIONS OF LATENESS AND INDIVIDUALISM

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter critiques Adorno's observation that Brahms “bears the mark of middle-class society's individualistic phase” (late Liberalism) as against the vision expressed in Beethoven's music. ... More


The Type 5 Sonata: Fundamentals

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/9780195146400.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The type 5 sonata is a defining feature of many concertos because it combines ritornello formats and procedures passed down from earlier eighteenth century concerto and aria traditions with aspects ... 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


Other Forms: Fugue, Rondo, and Miscellaneous Nonstandard Designs

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most items within this small but important category involve alternatives to sonata form among the finales. Examples include the three fugues of Op. 20 (Nos. 2, 5, and 6) and that of Op. 50 (No. 4), ... More


Sonata Form as a Whole: Foundational Considerations

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/9780195146400.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Sonata form is the most important large structure of individual movements from the “common-practice” tonal era, but the term “sonata form” was almost surely unknown to Haydn, Mozart, and early ... More


Reforming Formal Analysis

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/9780190696481.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A number of important questions about the theory of form are addressed: the definition of phrase, ritornello form, form as recipe versus form as structure, and the classification of codas. Disputes ... More


Contrapunctus I: Prelude and Fugue

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the historical confrontation of the “art of fugue” according to three models from the contrapuntal past, prelude, fugue, and double fugue. It studies the first movements from ... 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


Sonata Form in the First Movement of Bartók's Fourth String Quartet

Paul Wilson

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Béla Bartók's Fourth String Quartet has been the subject of considerable analytical attention over the past eighty years. The materials, form, and character of its first movement have evoked several ... More


Formal 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/9780190696481.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

William Caplin’s concept of formal functions points the way to a more flexible theory of form based on processes and structuring principles rather than fixed schemata. This chapter further ... More


Bartók and Traditional form Description: Some Issues Arising from the Middle and Late String Quartets

Jonathan W. Bernard

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Students and performers of Bartók's string quartets have long been accustomed to referring to the “analyses” conveniently placed on the prefatory pages of the standard editions. Some of these are of ... More


Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 4

John Rothgeb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199914265
eISBN:
9780190243647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Op. 101, the last of these four Editions with Elucidation to be published, has four movements: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung, in A major; II. Lebhaft. Marschmäßig, F major; III. ... More


Piano Sonata in A♭ Major Op. 110: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 2

Heinrich Schenker

John Rothgeb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199914227
eISBN:
9780190243623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914227.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Piano Sonata in A♭ Major, Op. 110 comprises three movements: I. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo, A♭ major; II. Allegro molto, F minor; and III. Adagio ma non troppo (Arioso dolente); Fuga ... More


Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 3

Heinrich Schenker

John Rothgeb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199914241
eISBN:
9780190243630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914241.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111 has only two movements: I. Maestoso; Allegro con brio ed appassionato, C minor; II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile, C major. The first movement is in ... More


“Emerson” The Music

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The form of the Emerson has often been dismissed as too complex to characterize, yet it can easily be understood as an unconventional sonata-allegro form on seven themes, interrupted by eight ... More


Conspicuous 6-Phase Chords in the Closing Movement of Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B♭ Major (D 960)

David Damschroder

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/9780190200107.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter integrates perspectives on three issues. First, the movement’s correlation to a standard sonata-rondo form (Hepokoski and Darcy’s Type 4 sonata) will be delineated, in conjunction with ... More


Beethoven, String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6, first movement

Carl Schachter

in The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190227395
eISBN:
9780190227425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Lesson 8 includes an analysis of the whole first movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6. Technical topics include the initial ascent, interruption, and chromaticized voice exchange. ... More


Repeats

Donna Louise Gunn

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano: A Manual for Beginners and Seasoned Performers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199396634
eISBN:
9780199396672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396634.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In the chapter, varying eighteenth-century philosophies regarding the repeat sign are presented. Discussion ensues about differences between Baroque practices in providing variations on repeats in ... More


First Movement: Vivace

Heinrich Schenker and John Rothgeb

in Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109: Beethoven’s Last Piano Sonatas An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199914203
eISBN:
9780190243616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914203.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This movement is in sonata form, with the First Part (exposition) comprising a First Theme, Modulation, and Second Theme, and a Development and Reprise. As in the first movement of Op. 101, the ... More


Fourth Movement: Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit Allegro

Heinrich Schenker and John Rothgeb

in Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 4

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199914265
eISBN:
9780190243647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914265.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A long and complex movement in sonata form. The First Theme opens with strains based on linear progression first in the descending direction and next in the ascending; this directional opposition, ... More


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