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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2007) 51 (2): 245–276.
Published: 01 October 2007
...Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis This article explores the functions of silence in common-practice music, with an emphasis on the characteristics of perceived silence as distinct from notated and acoustic silence. Context is shown to guide listening in complex ways that enable the same acoustic silence...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2017) 61 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2017
... understanding just what Kurth means by form . This article proposes that his final publication, Musikpsychologie (1931), offers the greatest source of elucidation, and it focuses on a central topic in Musikpsychologie : musical listening as active and participatory. The article begins by outlining two...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 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 (1 April 2012) 56 (1): 87–120.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ben Duane This article examines the phenomenon in which musical lines establish what Edward T. Cone calls virtual agents , making the argument that listeners are more likely to ascribe such agency to lines that have high information content (in the formal, information-theoretic sense). I use a...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2013) 57 (1): 47–85.
Published: 01 April 2013
...John Paul Ito This article extends existing approaches to hypermeter by introducing schemas that make measure-by-measure correlations between grouping units and hypermeasures. These schemas offer an account of how listeners track hypermeter through irregularities and discontinuities. In order to...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2009) 53 (1): 95–136.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Michael L. Klein This article discusses irony both as a narrative archetype in tonal music and as an interpretative strategy on the part of the listener. Beginning with a discussion of Northrop Frye's four narrative archetypes (romance, comedy, tragedy, irony), the article turns to a semiotic...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2009) 53 (2): 255–304.
Published: 01 October 2009
... represent the phenomena that, to my own—and, I believe, many other modern listeners'—ears, gave chromatic music its unique sound. Both groups of theories missed the mark by treating all chromatic events in this repertoire equally. This article therefore begins by suggesting that, just as in tonal music...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2010) 54 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of fact: not that no one can write like Mozart any more but that no one does . The question of why remains unanswered. My own essay proposes an answer. On historical grounds it shifts the question from Mozart to Beethoven to focus on a specific composition. When my students listen to Beethoven's...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of time, however, the distance between Cavell's and the postmodernists' views concerning subjectivity and the role of the arts in defining it have become increasingly clear. In Cavell's scenario, a contemporary listener or critic confronted with the new music faces a sort of existentialist crisis: he...
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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 2010) 54 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 April 2010
... this argument, confronting the role of criticism as a responsibility the modernist object bears toward a skeptical listener. Ligeti's Apparitions (1959) deals specifically with serialism as both a modernist legacy and a hindrance to the composer's “seriousness and... sincerity” that Cavell considers of...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2013) 57 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Les espaces acoustiques affords but also suggests how music analysis might better address the heterogeneous contexts and multiple listener competences that this and other musics engage. Eric Drott is associate professor of music theory at the University of Texas at Austin. His book, Music and...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2009) 53 (1): 137–162.
Published: 01 April 2009
... hierarchies typical of bluegrass music, relating this interaction to the idea of “drive” discussed by bluegrass performers and listeners. Ultimately, this study suggest how bluegrass music gets its distinctively propulsive rhythmic energy while also providing a perspective on transformational and beat-class...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2017) 61 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 October 2017
... units stressed through sonic and contextual criteria, thus providing insight into the syntactic elements of the musical language and indicating listening and analytic strategies for this music. Copyright © 2017 by Yale University 2017 Pierre Boulez Domaines transformational theory composing...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2019) 63 (1): 35–70.
Published: 01 April 2019
... affect listeners’ experiences of Schneider’s compositions. Spaces often comprise more than one “section,” a formal unit at a shallower structural level; the Space division criteria differentiate sectional divisions internal to a single Space from divisions at the boundaries between Spaces. An overview of...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 2005) 49 (1): 207.
Published: 01 April 2005
... musical ­monumentality. David Schwarz is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the College of Music, the University of North Texas. His most recent book, Listening Awry: Music and Alterity in German Culture, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2006. Joseph N. Straus is...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 April 1999) 43 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 April 1999
... just the information borne by the corresponding hear- ing. The analysis must be true to the hearing; it must convey how the piece appears from the point of view of the listener who enjoys that hear- ing. And to capture that means capturing the information borne by that hearing. On the other...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2009) 53 (2): 305–328.
Published: 01 October 2009
... Galant Style . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Handel, Stephen. 1989 . Listening: An Introduction to the Perception of Auditory Events . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hasty, Christopher. 1997 . Meter as Rhythm . New York: Oxford University Press. Hepokoski, James and Warren Darcy...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2003) 47 (2): 363–369.
Published: 01 October 2003
... ones. Moreno complements these Foucauldian categories with heightened attention to the musical subject formation—the emergence of the “modern listener” as implied by the theoretical texts. To flag the parental advisory right at the beginning: this is not a text for the conceptually faint...
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Journal of Music Theory (1 October 2018) 62 (2): 279–338.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Klumpenhouwer Networks and Perle-Lansky Cycles .” Music Theory Spectrum 24 / 2 : 196 – 230 . Mead Andrew . 1994 . An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Perle George . 1990 . The Listening Composer . Berkeley : University of...