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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 291–301.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Benjamin Steege Myles W. Jackson Harmonious Triads: Physicists, Musicians, and Instrument Makers in Nineteenth-Century Germany MIT Press, 2006: x+395 pp. ($40.00 cloth, $23.00 paper) Matthias Rieger Helmholtz Musicus: Die Objektivierung der Musik im 19. Jahrhundert durch Helmholtz' Lehre...
Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 283–310.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Benjamin Steege Hermann von Helmholtz's theory of melodic “affinity,” which he considered his primary contribution to music-theoretical thought, is inherently historicist in its conception. It seeks not only to explain local tonal relationships but also to provide a rationale for transhistorical...
Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 October 2009
... of Hermann von Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone , used the concertina as a demonstration tool in public lectures intended to popularize Helmholtz's acoustic theories. The English concertina's history reveals the peculiar fissures and overlaps between scientific and popular cultures, speculative...
Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 147–187.
Published: 01 October 2022
... David . 2018 . Helmholtz: A Life in Science . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Carter Stewart . 2016 . “ The Editor from Hell: Information and Misinformation on Chinese Music in Late Eighteenth-Century France .” In Music in Eighteenth-Century Culture , edited by Morrow Mary...
Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 179–233.
Published: 01 October 2014
... und der Metrik . Leipzig : Breitkopf und Härtel . Helmholtz Hermann . 1870 . Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik . 3rd rev. ed. Brunswick : Vieweg . ———.  1885 . On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis...
Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 1–56.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., such as Ellis’s cents (Helmholtz 1983, 431). I will use the abbreviation ¢ to express specific interval size in cents. Generic intervals will be indi- cated by the term span. The term step signifies a generic interval whose 4 span is one. A “third” has a span of two, a “fourth” of three, and so...
Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (2): 167–220.
Published: 01 October 2011
... . Trans. Knox T. M. . Oxford : Clarendon Press . Helmholtz Hermann . 1863 . Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik . Braunschweig : F. Vieweg und Sohn . ———. 1867 . Handbuch der physiologischen Optik . Leipzig : L. Voss...
Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 171–183.
Published: 01 April 2021
... is described at greater length in Christensen 1992 . 5 Christensen intriguingly credits Fétis with inspiring Helmholtz to acknowledge the limits of scientism (216–17). 4 Put another (anachronistic) way: Monteverdi was the first to make appellative relations functional. 3...
Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 81–99.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Natur der Harmonik und der Metrik of 1853. To a considerable ex- tent this meant getting beyond Hauptmann’s dialectical language. Rie- mann did not succeed in this entirely but did manage, in his dissertation, a kind of verbal polyphony—a blend of Oettingen, Helmholtz, and Haupt- mann—that gave him...
Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (2): 235–256.
Published: 01 October 2014
... by Riemann, with commentary. The first, by Benjamin Steege, occupies itself with Rie- mann’s paper “The Nature of Harmony” (1882). Steege highlights the pro- cess by which Riemann freed himself from both physics and the physiology of Helmholtz, without wanting to deny either its proper sphere. What...
Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 89–146.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Helmholtz, Carl Stumpf, and Ernst Mach study 102 Journal of Music Theory with the relative frequencies 1, 5, and 3, and Schoenberg says that harmonic relations “are expressed by fractions” (HL, 21). Since the frequency of a ground tone...