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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 205–248.
Published: 01 October 2018
... that we today understand as grouping, chunking, and subjective rhythmicization. In the absence of anything resembling a modern theory of cognition, Holden’s account of how we can perceive music chiefly relies on the actions of posited mental faculties, including attention, memory, imagination...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 April 2007
... for innovation from within their own tradition. Boucheron, in Milan, deeply influenced by French and German theorists, used partimenti as a medium through which he could introduce elements of Romantic harmony. The partimento lessons of all three display not only a musical sophistication that merits our attention...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (1): 71–102.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Áine Heneghan Liquidation is an idiosyncratic term in music theory. This article considers its origins in the writings and teaching of Arnold Schoenberg. Tracing its history uncovers the resonances that it held for him and refines our understanding of the term. Paying close attention...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 203–240.
Published: 01 October 2020
... study of subordinate theme closure in Dvořák’s mature chamber music responds both to Horton’s interest in asynchrony between formal design and tonal structure and to his and Vande Moortele’s calls for expanding the range of composers included in these endeavors. Attention to a less studied composer...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 141–169.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... To that end, this article pays particular attention to progressions of like-moded triads a major third apart, as demonstrated through analyses of music for the television series Bridgerton and the movie Ex Machina . smurphy@ku.edu Copyright © 2023 by Yale University 2023 harmonic progression...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 227–254.
Published: 01 October 2009
..., Section 4 considers the analytical implications of the preceding points, paying particular attention to questions about voice leading. 2009 2009 Dmitri Tymoczko is a composer and music theorist who teaches at Princeton University. His book, A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 179–234.
Published: 01 October 2010
... in Guillaume de Machaut's nineteen three-voice motets. Building initially upon Sarah Fuller's work, the proposed schema introduces a more nuanced approach to categorizing the intervallic content of consonant and dissonant sonorities. Moreover, by calling attention to the outer voices of certain sonority types...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 235–282.
Published: 01 October 2010
... different levels of listening experience: One dimension of the play belongs to the unconscious “modular” level of processing and hence, in principle, was accessible to all attentive listeners of the eighteenth century, including less cultivated ones ( Liebhaber ). The other dimension involves the “central...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... Toward the end of the article, attention is drawn to the ethical responsibility, given the situation Cavell has sketched, for a critic of the modern arts to make a commitment, either to an existing modern music or to a possible future music. Franklin Cox is assistant professor of theory, cello...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 121–167.
Published: 01 October 2012
... pratique (1760), with particular attention to the extensive discussion of the topic in the “Art de la basse fondamentale” (c. 1737–43). To a considerable degree, Rameau’s conception of supposition was worked out in dialogue with his critics. Retracing that dialogue helps to clarify a number of points...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 61–74.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Eric Drott In his classic essay “Music Discomposed,” Stanley Cavell draws attention to the threat of fraudulence that pervades contemporary art music. With the erosion of convention, not only is the ability of listeners to comprehend new music called into question, so too is their ability...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 April 2013
... that such categories have never ceased playing a decisive role in the production, circulation, and reception of post-1945 art music. In interrogating the assumptions that underpin the “decline-of-genre” thesis, this article underlines the utility that renewed attention to genre and its framing effects may have...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 179–233.
Published: 01 October 2014
... just-intonation systems. On the other hand, various families of generated tone systems based on subchromatic comma lattices provide relevant models of structures found in chromatic music. They include families of triads, seventh chords, and heptachords. Special attention is paid to three families...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 April 2021
... often treated as musical styles or topics than as movement patterns, and the minuet, with more explicit connections to art music, has received more attention than the contredanse. This article analyzes the choreography as well as the music of eighteenth-century contredanses to show how this dance...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (2): 285–331.
Published: 01 October 2023
... energetic, and, through greater use of new modern instruments, highly electrified. These attributes were, as many have observed, artistic responses to the new urban setting and marked a distinct divergence from the genre's prewar origins. What have received less attention than timbre, tempo, and volume...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, it seems, music did not exist independently of poetry and dance. The classical music of Europe sometimes accompanied both partners, although usually only one at a time. Many music analysts have written about historical lieder, chansons, and operas, with close attention to the texts...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 103–154.
Published: 01 October 2014
... close attention to declamation and to the place- ment of pauses.1 In one instance, Jenner was also told to imagine how the poem might be declaimed by Josef Lewinsky, a contemporary dramatic actor in Vienna who was renowned for his recitations of poetry, as well as his dra- matic roles.2 Jenner’s...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 291–301.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Press. Steege, Benjamin. 2007 . “Material Ears: Hermann von Helmholtz, Attention, and Modern Aurality.” Ph.D. diss., Harvard University. Welsh, Caroline. 2003 . Hirnhöhlenpoetiken: Theorien zur Wahrnehmung in Wissenschaft, Ästhetik und Literatur um 1800 . Freiburg: Rombach. Myles W...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and Compositional Process in the Ars nova Motet she vigorously challenges the usual analytic focus on tenors and directs attention instead to structural design in the upper voices of a particular group of motets, mainly works by Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut. Two investigative strands are invoked...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2011
..., the plural of Kultur directed attention to a historical process through which one culture’s deficiencies are remedied in a succeeding culture. The goal is not coexistence of multiple cultures but attainment of “the full culture of music” (VzK, 253). Creative work toward that end required criticism...