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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 October 2017
... techniques, because they stem from a desire to emphasize and systematically realize the very harmonic elements and relationships that motivated their development. The article outlines a typology of methods of composing out that are central to Boulez’s compositional style in a broader sense. In this way...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 347–358.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Yayoi U. Everett Parsons Laurel Ravenscroft Brenda , eds., Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960–2000 , Oxford University Press , 2016 : viii + 244 pp. ( $69.00 cloth, $29.95 paper) Copyright © 2018 by Yale University 2018 Works Cited...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 147–201.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Megan Kaes Long At the beginning of the seventeenth century English composers used only a handful of keys: they combined five keynotes (G, A, C, D, and F) with the three signatures documented in English solmization theory (♮,♭, and♭♭). By the end of the century English theorists described eighteen...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 235–282.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Danuta Mirka Two closely interrelated techniques of phrase expansion occasionally used by eighteenth-century composers but so far not recognized by music theorists are twisted caesuras and overridden caesuras . Both of them represent complex games played by composers with their listeners on two...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 211–251.
Published: 01 October 2006
..., relating, and rehearing elements of the concerto movement proper. The cadenza's dual function grants it a potential far exceeding the simple characterization as parenthesis. Skillfully composed cadenzas exploit the tension between local and global functions and can initiate subtle yet profound rehearings...
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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 (2010) 54 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Amy Bauer Stanley Cavell's 1965 article “Music Discomposed” argues that modernist works have become codependent on the philosophical justification surrounding their production and consumption. The writings and compositions of two contemporary composers, György Ligeti and Helmut Lachenmann, echo...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 321–371.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., etc.), and fictionalized versions of their composers. This study investigates the use of such agential conceits and the conventions that seem to govern them, using the opening of Beethoven’s A-minor Quartet, op. 132, as a central test case. The descriptive model it constructs borrows key concepts from...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (1): 51–88.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter H. Smith Schumann's adaptations of eighteenth-century instrumental forms have long been regarded as problematic, as have the works of his late style period of the 1850s. The Cello Concerto op. 129 (composed 1850, published 1854) is a late work based on classical models that has earned a place...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 143–179.
Published: 01 October 2006
... these composers with one among a number of integrative strategies to counterbalance the threat of self-contained lyricism in the middle sections of their tripartite expositions. In one type of expositional context, this integration involves harmonic linkage designed specifically to efface a formal...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 25–63.
Published: 01 April 2006
... period of repertoire discussed, and major composers or theorists they were devoted to. Among the major findings, one can trace in a precise manner the centripetal process toward focus on Schenkerian and set theories (and the more recent opposite process), the almost total separation of discussions of...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Giorgio Sanguinetti A partimento is a linear guide for the improvisation of a keyboard piece. Partimenti were developed for the training of composers in the conservatories of Naples during the eighteenth century. They contain all the information needed for the realization of complete pieces of...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 85–135.
Published: 01 April 2007
... advantage to composers so trained. Though an old, nonverbal method of craft instruction, partimenti were nonetheless a cognitively optimal means of developing fluency in a complex, multivoice style of music. In memorizing exemplars of small contrapuntal schemata, fitting them to the matching locations in a...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 209–229.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of painting a more complete and analytically adequate picture of actual practices. Its goals are, first, to give an idea of the range of strategies available to composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and, second, to show how familiarity with these strategies can open a space for new...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Dmitri Tymoczko Part personal reminiscence and part scholarly disquisition, this article discusses some ways in which Stanley Cavell's work has shaped my own thinking and composing. I begin by suggesting that Cavell's overarching goal is to “redeem” traditional philosophy (and secondarily, avant...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Franklin Cox Cavell's influential mid-1960s critique of the “new music” of the postwar era poses significant challenges for contemporary composers who value this music. As with postmodernist critics, he has ably identified shortcomings in justifications for recent modernist music. With the benefit...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 61–74.
Published: 01 April 2010
... art world is characterized by its disavowal of the market. Commercial transactions are disguised or renounced, while ostensibly altruistic gifts (of time, money, labor, or prestige) are valorized. Controversies involving pianist Joyce Hatto and composer Giacinto Scelsi are examined to show why...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 53–86.
Published: 01 April 2012
... works written by the composer around the same time. René Rusch is assistant professor of music theory at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. © 2012 by Yale University 2012 Earlier versions of this article were presented at the New England Conference for Music Theorists...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Eric Drott This article presents a critique of the commonplace trope that holds genre to have declined in relevance under modernism. Contrary to the widespread notion that composers’ repudiation of received tradition rendered the very idea of genre categories obsolete, this article argues that such...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 225–283.
Published: 01 October 2012
...William Rothstein The operas of Vincenzo Bellini (1801–35) exhibit compositional traits that, in North American scholarship, have generally been associated with German composers, especially Wagner. Close analysis of passages from Norma, La straniera , and other operas establishes the prevalence in...