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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 171–229.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Scaling of Simultaneous Wind Instrument Timbres.” Music Perception 8 (4): 369 -404. Lefkowitz, David S. 1997 . “Perspectives on Order, Disorder, Combinatoriality, and Tonality in Schoenberg's Opus 33a and 33b Piano Pieces.” Intégral 11 : 1 -68. Lerdahl, Fred, and Ray Jackendoff. 1983...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 53–86.
Published: 01 April 2012
...–A) in the first piano piece. Scholars have noted this revision, acknowledging Brahms’s role as the anonymous editor of these pieces. Yet why Schubert crossed out this entire section in the manuscript remains unanswered. Focusing on the first two Klavierstücke , since both occur within the same manuscript...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (1): 35–70.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the corpus data summarizes the sectional makeup of each of the twenty-two normative pieces. Formal and hermeneutical accounts of three deviational pieces demonstrate the flexibility and expressive potential of the system. A retrofit of the formal framework onto thirteen notable big-band arrangements...
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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...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 87–118.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of the piece or reset the durational clocks of the piece for proper cadential closure. Examples range from Handel’s keyboard suites and Concerti Grossi, op. 6, as well as Bach’s English Suites, to Couperin’s B-minor Passacaille and Brahms’s Capriccio, op. 76/2. Channan Willner is acquisitions librarian...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (2): 273–320.
Published: 01 October 2015
... and the emergence of a group structure, whose generators—named transpositio and transformatio —are also characteristic musical motions and relations. The proposed analytical methodology is probed in a couple of short pieces of Bartók's Mikrokosmos and in the third movement of his Piano Sonata. The article argues...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 89–146.
Published: 01 April 2011
... idea, which the artist imitates in a piece of music as a manifestation or development of one particular tone by means of the motive and the key. Schenker and Schoenberg further conceive of a piece as a picture of the tone and a statement about the tone. This analysis reveals that Schenker's...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 65–76.
Published: 01 April 2006
... a multifaceted perspective on time suggested by the change of year. In particular, the chromatic fourth becomes a tonality-defining element that contrasts the essentially diatonic melody. I suggest that the tonal and motivic balances in the piece reflect the duality of regret for the past and hope for the future...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 103–110.
Published: 01 April 2006
...David Temperley My discussion of Bach's chorale prelude “Das alte Jahr vergangen ist” centers on its key structure: the hierarchical arrangement of keys in the piece and the relationships between them. In the course of this discussion, I make a number of observations about the nature of key...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 87–120.
Published: 01 April 2012
... a computational model, which I have proposed elsewhere, to estimate the information content a listener would perceive when listening to a piece of music. I then compare this model’s output to traditional musical analyses of several string-quartet expositions, demonstrating a qualitative correlation between...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 97–148.
Published: 01 October 2016
... as always comparative and context dependent. Illustrating these claims, repertoires of Viennese string quartet minuets and piano pieces by Chopin are analyzed. Christopher Brody is assistant professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music. His research focuses on baroque music, keyboard...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in generalized fretboard space. Musical examples in the essay involve guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele, with extended analyses of pieces by Eddie Van Halen and Mark O’Connor. This investigation, with its blend of formalization and performance analysis, is framed by reflections on space, instruments...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 85–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Benedict Taylor Sibelius’s late tone poem Tapiola is routinely held up as an exceptional example of a piece that is both monothematic and monotonal. Nevertheless, the broader notion of tonality transmitted by Tapiola invites deeper investigation, since tonality by the early twentieth century...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 April 2011
... are demonstrated by attributing the melodic and harmonic structures of complete pieces— Fratres, Passio , and The Beatitudes —to the interaction of a very small set of transformations. This representation reveals similarities of form as well as of process among them. It also shows how Pärt's signature harmonic...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 April 2020
...John Y. Lawrence Listener expectations are a fundamental consideration in formal analysis, common to cognitive and hermeneutic approaches alike. Such approaches maintain that listeners use statistical regularities of musical style to predict where a piece of music is going and then assess what...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 37–61.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Guy Capuzzo This article examines Elliott Carter’s most extensive forays into the theory and practice of musical silence: the 2005 composition Intermittences and the 1957 lecture “Sound and Silence in Time: A Contemporary Approach to the Elements of Music.” Taken together, the piece and the lecture...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 263–279.
Published: 01 October 2016
... that exam- ines pieces as dialectical processes that introduce and resolve instabilities. While these two strands of neo-Schoenbergian thought diverge in some respects, both have been almost exclusively concerned with tonal music. Upon reflection, this is neither improper nor all that surprising...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 April 1999
.... THE PARADOX OF MUSICAL ANALYSIS Mark DeBellis Amanda is a music analyst. Writing an analysis of a piece for this jour- nal, she details aspects of its musical organization: its phrase structure and larger design, its voice leading on several hierarchical...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 435–456.
Published: 01 October 2001
... with its traditional set of instruments automatically ren- ders the realization of that system practicable. On the contrary, in order to use the timbre system in concrete pieces, Penderecki had to subject the orchestral forces to serious changes. The timbre system presupposed an equal weighting...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 305–328.
Published: 01 October 2009
... in Accompaniment and Melody in Works by Beethoven and Mozart: A Preliminary Study.” Journal of Music Theory 37 : 311 –48. Krebs, Harald. 1999 . Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann . New York: Oxford University Press. Lerdahl, Fred and Ray Jackendoff. 1983...