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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


Chromatic Tonal Spacesm

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/9780195178296.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter extends the diatonic model of Chapter 2 to chromatic spaces that are relevant to the music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. First, the evolution of pitch space is demonstrated ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


ROSS EDWARDS (b. 1943)The Hermit of Green Light (1979): Text by Michael Dransfield

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/9780199391028.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores The Hermit of Green Light by Ross Edwards. Here, Edwards shows acute awareness of the incisive quality and enviable consistency of timbre of the counter-tenor voice type. The ... 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


HANS WERNER HENZE (1926–2012)Three Auden Songs (1983): Texts by W. H. Auden

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/9780199391028.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies songs for the tenor repertoire by Hans Werner Henze. Henze’s three songs, based on texts by the poet W. H. Auden, are a key example of his fastidious and beautifully-crafted ... More


The Human Faith Theme and the Whole-Tone Hypothesis

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/9780252040856.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Concord Sonata is a cyclic work based on a theme that occurs in all four movements, known as the “Human Faith” theme. The appearances of this theme in various keys suggest an overarching harmonic ... More


Improvisation—Play First, Write Later

Rena Upitis

in This Too is Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190884956
eISBN:
9780190918651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884956.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes a number of improvisational activities, including improvising using keyboards and Orff instruments, and explores pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales, among others. Through ... More


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