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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 287–323.
Published: 01 October 2021
... models, but recent studies by Karol Berger and Ji-Yeon Lee have shown examples of opera-specific formal types in the music dramas. This article demonstrates Wagner's continued use of one such formal type—lyric form (AABA or AABC)—in five examples from Das Rheingold and Die Walküre . The first part...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 169–223.
Published: 01 October 2012
... to naturally correspond with the grammar’s formal structure and are thus supported or refined. Other rules are disconfirmed or shown to lie outside the formalism’s scope. The long-standing problem of Renaissance meter is discussed in light of these results. Thus, through the Palestrina case study, the problem...
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Journal of Music Theory (2005) 49 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Robert P. Morgan David W. Beach Aspects of Unity in J. S. Bach's Partitas and Suites: An Analytical Study University of Rochester Press, 2005: xiii + 92 pp. ($75.00 cloth) © 2008 by Yale University 2008 Reviews David W. Beach Aspects of Unity in J. S. Bach’s Partitas and Suites...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 17–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Mari Romarheim Haugen Abstract This article studies the rhythm of Norwegian telespringar , a tradition with an intimate relationship between music and dance that features a nonisochronous meter; that is, the durations between adjacent beats are unequal. A motion-capture study of a fiddler and dance...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Steven Rings David Lewin Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations Oxford University Press, 2007: xxxi+258 pp. ($49.95 cloth); David Lewin Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays Oxford University Press, 2007: xiv+168 pp. ($45.00 cloth); David Lewin Studies...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (1): 103–138.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by their supple form-content synergies serve as case studies: the Andante from Mendelssohn’s octet for strings in E♭ major, op. 20, and the first movement from Dvořák’s string quartet in E♭ major, op. 51. Works Cited Aldwell Edward Schachter Carl . 2011 . Harmony and Voice Leading . 4th ed...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 162–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Roger Kamien The Masterwork in Music: A Yearbook , 3 vols. Heinrich Schenker edited by William Drabkin translated by Ian Bent, Alfred Clayton, William Drabkin, Richard Kramer, Derrick Puffet, John Rothgeb, and Hedi Siegel Studies in Music Theory and Analysis vols. 5, 8, and 10 Ian Bent, general...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 176–190.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Stephen Peles Schenker's Argument and the Claims of Music Theory Leslie D. Blasius Studies in Music Theory and Analysis vol. 9 New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996 200 pp. 2001 © Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 2001 NOTES 1...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 190–204.
Published: 01 April 2001
...David Neumeyer Schenker's Interpretive Practice Robert Snarrenberg Studies in Music Theory and Analysis vol. 11 New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997 xxiii, 175 pp. 2001 © Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 2001 of that anxiety is offered by Max Nordau (1849–1923...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 419–431.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Jay Rahn Jay Rahn is professor of music at York University, where he teaches courses on world music as well as theory, analysis, and cognition. Best known for his theory for all music, Rahn is currently completing a book-length study of musical traditions in East Africa, Southeast Asia...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 470–483.
Published: 01 October 2001
...James William Sobaskie Schenker Studies 2 edited by Carl Schachter and Hedi Siegel New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999 xiv, 319 pp. REVIEWER James William Sobaskie Surely most of us...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 85–135.
Published: 01 April 2007
...-Philippe Rameau, but that study neither advanced his compositional abilities nor later shielded him from the scorn of Rameau himself. Had Rousseau found a master of the then fashionable Italian style of music, he would have studied exercises in partimenti and solfeggi . Solfeggi were studies for voice...
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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 (2009) 53 (1): 137–162.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Joti Rockwell Drawing ideas from transformational theory and rhythm and meter theory, this study examines bluegrass banjo music in terms of rhythm and motions of the human hand. It begins by presenting a mathematical model of the five-string banjo characterizing the gestural permutations that give...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 147–187.
Published: 01 October 2022
... studies. The first considers the distinction that Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Fārābī draws between the speculative and active parts of music theory and its influence on the formation of the discipline in the Latin-speaking world. The second considers entanglement between French and Chinese music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 99–139.
Published: 01 April 2023
... used to study the performance of music. Through case studies drawn from improvised and notated music, this article introduces the questions and methodologies by which analogous spaces for performance, which the author terms performance spaces , may be generated and analyzed. The author also considers...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 179–234.
Published: 01 October 2010
..., the classification highlights salient structural and aural differences. A systematic study of sonority usage in Machaut's motets also reveals his preference for particular combinations of intervals over others. An examination of passages from several motets illustrates the classification's potential. A discussion...
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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 (2014) 58 (2): 103–154.
Published: 01 October 2014
... phonology: intonation units, various rhythmic aspects of intonation (pulses, pauses, and lengthening), intonation sequences, and intonation contours. The study develops new methods of textual analysis specifically for use in forming and comparing interpretations of nineteenth-century German lyric song...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Peter Schubert Abstract Studies of tonality in Monteverdi's madrigals have focused on cadential harmonies at phrase endings, for the most part ignoring the music that comes in between. The present study, focusing on homorhythmic music, identifies three elements lying between chordal arrivals...
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