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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (1): 95–136.
Published: 01 April 2009
... interpretation of the archetypes by James Liszka and an application of that work for music analysis by Byron Almén. Arguing that ironic narratives in tonal music often take as their premise a topical field associated with romance or comedy that leads to an unexpected failure, the article also claims that our...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (2): 495–498.
Published: 01 October 2000
..., the- orists have been slower to investigate rock, and accordingly a number of scholars in “non-music-literate” domains, such as sociology and critical theory, have rushed to fill the vacuum. Ironically, then, much of what has been written about rock has excluded the musical text itself. But then came...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 283–310.
Published: 01 October 2010
... thought, Carl Dahlhaus once mused that the “sole historicist among nineteenth-century music theorists” was, ironically, neither a Goethean humanist like Moritz Hauptmann nor an erudite Musikwissenschaftler like Hugo Riemann, but rather the “distinguished physicist and physiologist...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 April 2010
... seventeenth-century text spontaneously— word for word. Borges ironically registers the failure of this literally Quixotic quest by allowing Menard to succeed, but only in writing two chapters and a fragment of a third. 32 Journal of Music Theory (Lyrical Intermezzo...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (2): 363–369.
Published: 01 October 2003
... to terms with the activity of listening in time. Moreno’s Weber marks the turn of music theory toward an ironic mode— Weber presents a thoroughgoing phenomenological account of our lis- tening activity, but questions its own validity at every turn. Moreno reads the basis of Weber’s conception...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 25–68.
Published: 01 April 2004
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 285–291.
Published: 01 October 2012
... that “unlike a collage, however, whose elements may be viewed from any number of angles or directions, Stravinsky’s repetitions exist within the strictures of time: they appear in an immutable order” (27). She notes (“ironically,” she writes, but I don’t see how...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 2003
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (1): 67–77.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of syntax with rhetoric” (36) because syntax applies to succession of words within a sentence, whereas topics operate on the level of a whole piece. In this way, Powers turns back to Ratner’s formulation of topic theory, which frames topics within musical rhetoric. Ironically, this very...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 277–290.
Published: 01 October 2006
... a first theme, a second theme in the dominant key, a development section moving to other keys, and then a return of both themes in the tonic in the recapitulation. (Ironically, the only real “violation” of the form is in the Mozart, where the primary material reappears in the sub- dominant...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 291–301.
Published: 01 October 2006
... results in stark carica- ture of Helmholtz’s project. He portrays the self-denial but ironically omits the self. This may be a result of an uncritical identification with Helmholtz, since Rieger writes as though he is viewing Helmholtz’s objects just the way 300 Journal of Music Theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 128–139.
Published: 01 April 2006
... Harrison is the Allen Forte Professor of Music Theory at Yale University. His article on the early history of the harmonic sequence, “Rosalia, Aloysius, and Arcangelo: A Genealogy of the Sequence,” appeared in vol. 47/2 of this journal.  8 This section title is rather ironic, considering...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 311–324.
Published: 01 October 2010
..., to the course offerings at our colleges and universities. Even music theory and anal- ysis, which bore a large portion of the New Musicology’s revolutionary indig- nation, seemed to change, broadening in both repertoire and approach. It is ironic, therefore...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 171–183.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to call for the purge of all “parasitic notes” suggesting appellative relations, such as chromatic semitones with the affective quality of leading tones. Ironically, Fétis himself did not at first support these reforms, claiming they made chant sound “vulgar” and “foreign” (46). He explained the apparent...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 470–483.
Published: 01 October 2001
... as later incarnations of these two leitmotivs. He also isolates remnants of tonality in the structure of the surreal and ironic final scene. Two appendixes, including a survey of Wozzeck literature and an intervallic assay of “Marie’s chord,” comple- ment his chapter. Allen Forte’s call...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 435–456.
Published: 01 October 2001
... their surfaces. Therefore, instead of costly percussive instruments, Pen- derecki simply used a piece of iron rubbed with a file or sawed with a hand saw. A saw can also serve to saw wood, in this way creating an addi- tional generator of the “mw” class, but this entails the use of a disposable piece of wood...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 April 2010
... to all events, all irruptions . . . one ends up reproducing a scrambling that prevents any event from happening” (344). This musical result forfeits its relationship to what Deleuze calls a genuinely creative “deterritorialization” and is ironically “reterritorialized” après coup: “A material...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 281–294.
Published: 01 October 2016
... consistently lowered 6ˆ, C♭ ) lend the progression equally well to ♮ being described as modified phrygian or locrian, with the altered chord being the EM I? In partial (and ironic) defense of Moore’s mixolydian read- ing, I should say Madness’s progression...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 321–371.
Published: 01 October 2013
....” Ironically, one of the best known several generically obligatory cadential goals (251–54). negactants is the famous E from Cone’s own essay about (They also suggest that we should hear minor-mode sona- ♮ Schubert’s...
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Journal of Music Theory (2005) 49 (1): 141–180.
Published: 01 April 2005
... and ironic title Extrait d’une réponse du petit-faiseur à son prête-nom sur un morceau de l’Orphée de Gluck (where the desig- nations petit-faiseur and prête-nom are untranslatable puns that can mean “underlaborer” or “prankster,” and “front worker” or “straw man,” respec- tively), Rousseau tried...