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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


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


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


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


First-Movement Sonata Forms

Joel Lester

in Brahms's Violin Sonatas: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190087036
eISBN:
9780190087043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087036.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Chapter 3 studies in detail the first movements of Brahms’s three violin sonatas. Each first movement is cast in sonata form—the most exalted structure of the Classical Era. But Brahms did not fill a ... 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


Syntax and Process in the First Movement of Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio, Op. 66

Julian Horton

in Rethinking Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190611781
eISBN:
9780190611811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611781.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter develops the claim that Felix Mendelssohn’s pivotal innovation in the realm of instrumental form lies in his strikingly post-classical response to the relationship between form and ... More


Deformed Beauty?: Narrative and Musical Form in Mendelssohn’s Overture to the Tale of the Fair Melusina, Op. 32

Thomas Grey

in Rethinking Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190611781
eISBN:
9780190611811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611781.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The last of Felix Mendelssohn’s series of popular and influential concert overtures, the Overture to the Tale of the Fair Melusina of 1835 remains the least familiar of these works. It is also the ... More


Mendelssohn and Sonata Form: The Case of Op. 44 No. 2

Benedict Taylor (ed.)

in Rethinking Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190611781
eISBN:
9780190611811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611781.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter re-examines the opening movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 No. 2 (1837), a movement that formed the focus of a pioneering article by Friedhelm Krummacher ... More


Expansion and Recomposition in Mendelssohn’s Symphonic Sonata Forms

Steven Vande Moortele

in Rethinking Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190611781
eISBN:
9780190611811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611781.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter rethinks Felix Mendelssohn’s position vis-à-vis the New Formenlehre by focusing on structural expansion and recomposition in the subordinate theme groups of his symphonic sonata forms. A ... More


When Octatonic and Hexatonic Collide: Skryabin’s Accelerationist Last Piano Sonata

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/9780190923426.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Following the rise of Deleuze in chapter 6, the chapter passes through famous remarks by Deleuze concerning cybernetics and acceleration, focusing on the futuristic projects of Alexander Skryabin, ... 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


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


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. 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


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


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