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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2007) 51 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 April 2007
... 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 (1 October 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 in the...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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 (1 April 2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
... artists. 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...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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 (1 April 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 to...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2013) 57 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 April 2013
... 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 for the...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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 of...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2018) 62 (2): 205–248.
Published: 01 October 2018
... 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, and...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 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 to...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2011) 55 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2011
... movement of educational reform, 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...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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 (1 October 2006) 50 (2): 277–290.
Published: 01 October 2006
... with classical-period pieces (Jonas [1934] 1982; Cadwallader and Gagne 1998). Studies of meter and hypermeter have also given particular attention to the classical repertoire (Kamien 1993; McKee 2004; McClelland 2006). Other analytical approaches are tailored to the classical period more...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2006) 50 (1): 103–110.
Published: 01 April 2006
... have a larger agenda here, which is to argue that the topic of key structure is more problematic and interesting than has been realized and has not received the attention that it deserves. If we were asked to explain the nature of key structures in tonal music, one point we would surely...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2006) 50 (2): 291–301.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Chicago 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...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2011) 55 (2): 253–264.
Published: 01 October 2011
... student, Gustav Jenner: He recommended to me that before composing [a song] I should carry the poem around with me in my head for a long time and frequently recite it out loud to myself, paying close attention to everything, especially the declama- tion. I should also mark...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2006) 50 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2006
... competition. And, of course, the music, explored in characteristically penetrating detail. All of this is shot through with Lewin’s peerless wit—among many other things, it is one of the volume’s funniest essays. The attention to gender and sexuality in the essay might surprise some...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 1999) 43 (2): 359–371.
Published: 01 October 1999
... or such fine distinctions felt? With attentiveness and musical involvement, far more can be felt than we could possibly touch on in description. And unless we are dulled by the anaesthetic effect of habit, each hearing (even if it be the repeated hear- ing of a recorded performance) will be an...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2004) 48 (2): 325–336.
Published: 01 October 2004
... regularly recurring events in the environment” (4). According to London, “meter is a musically partic- ular form of entrainment” (ibidmeter is in the listener, not in the music, and periodicities occurring between events at the musical surface are entrained by the listener, whose attention is thereby...