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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (2): 333–338.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Joti Rockwell joti.rockwell@pomona.edu Nicholas Stoia . Sweet Thing: The History and Musical Structure of a Shared American Vernacular Form . Oxford University Press , 2021 . Copyright © 2023 by Yale University 2023 you've heard this sort of thing before. You've heard...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 87–118.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of each segment, phrase, and period), cadential hemiolas emerge as consonant agents, in the large rhetorical scheme of things. These hemiolas, which intensify the end-accented beats, assert the notated meter, not the metrical displacement. In so doing, they either reinforce the basic metrical premise...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (2): 363–369.
Published: 01 October 2003
... Foucault’s The Order of Things (Les mots et les choses) came out in 1966, it became, implausibly enough, the closest thing to a smash hit a heavy-going academic tome can be. The Order of Things became re- quired reading for the French educated class, far beyond the usual con- fines of its intellectual...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 137–143.
Published: 01 April 2020
... s orotund language, that it does not usually rise to the level of consciousness for its user. Only when a hammer is broken, when it can no longer fulfill its function, does it emerge as present-at-hand; only then can it be noticed as a thing in its own right. This celebrated analysis of the tool...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 April 1999
..., a symbolic entity, that is being used to convey something about another, quite different thing, namely, what is in the head or mind of the analyst (or the reader). It is a canonical philosophical question—if there ever was one—what relationship is being said to hold between words, graphs, and other...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 121–140.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the syntax of [her performance in pointing to the fur and saying “kitty”] should be transcribed as “This is like a kitty,” or “Look at the funny kitty,” or “Aren’t soft things nice or “See, I remember how pleased you are when I say ‘kitty,’ ” or “I like to be petted.” Can we decide...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of A Supposedly Fun Thing .'' Publishers Weekly , December 30 , 1996 : 47 . Wallace David Foster . 1998 . A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again . New York : Back Bay Books . ———. 1999 . Brief Interviews with Hideous Men . Boston : Little, Brown . Wittgenstein Ludwig...
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Journal of Music Theory (1999) 43 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 1999
... in Selected Atonal Compositions . Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan. Lakoff, George. 1987 . Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Lerdahl, Fred and Ray Jackendoff. 1983 . A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Cambridge: MIT Press. Lewin, David. 1962...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 176–190.
Published: 01 April 2001
... her as gently as I could while still being truthful, which is to say I broke the bad news to her, and tried to sweeten the bitter pill by pointing out that things could be worse: the translation of the Harmonielehre she was reading is actually an abridgment of the original, with most of the really...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 161–166.
Published: 01 April 2011
... by the title to assume a full-blown theoretical text. In one sense, that is what the book is, but in another, perhaps more fundamental sense it is not, and it is this paradox that comes through most forcefully in reading it. First things first: it is a very good book that I would recommend to anyone...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 59–109.
Published: 01 April 2017
... for and with a reason) and by that very fact a diminishment of our negative freedom, our nonsub­ jugation to hindrances or limitations.6 Post-Kantian modernity, then, is an ethicopractical landscape in which it is in virtue of a certain kind of con- straint, control, and compulsion that certain things we do count...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 April 2010
... improvisation as an originary component of musical practice. In fact, for him, improvisation is perhaps more originary; he understands it to be ontologically part of any individual being’s immanent potentiality (or virtuality). In Deleuze’s metaphysics, every- thing living is immanently...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Ian Quinn © 2008 by Yale University 2008 Editor’s note eagle-eyed readers may have noticed a few subtle changes in the previ- ous two issues of the Journal of Music Theory. For one thing, the word “Duke” appeared on the spine...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the lack of humanistic writing about music that Cavell laments in the course of his critique, has become a thing of the past. Its intol- erance and self-destructiveness, laid bare two decades later in Susan McClary’s essay “Terminal Prestige” (1989), proved decisive in the end. To say so is nei...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 147–187.
Published: 01 October 2022
... on the subdiscipline's past, present, and future. natha@umich.edu Copyright © 2022 by Yale University 2022 history of music theory Abū Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Farakh al-Fārābī Jean-Philippe Rameau musica speculativa global history Hugo Riemann (“Things that are or that arise by necessity,” as we...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 295–305.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Is Abstract” do this by examining music against the background of Walton’s general theory of representation in the arts—roughly, the theory that representational arts are representational insofar as they have the function of prescribing that we should imagine things...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (2): 147–218.
Published: 01 October 2004
... Analysis: Applications to Four Works for Piano by Contemporary American Composers .” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Rochester. ____. 1997 . “On Association, Realization, and Form in Richard Swift's Things of August.” Perspectives of New Music 35/1 : 61 -114. ____. 2001 . “Orientations...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 128–139.
Published: 01 April 2006
... and detailed critiques this work demands (will the knives be sharp I prefer not to compete in that league and will instead offer some- thing less detailed but perhaps more useful to readers of this journal by virtue of its concision and orientation from the music-theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 297–308.
Published: 01 October 2020
... pursuits, the matter of teaching music theory in the twenty-first century (the conference subtitle) seems to me an urgent one, now that we re twenty years into it, and mingling with leading pedagogues was an excellent opportunity to assess where things stand. That the conference was to be held in Santa...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (2): 487–494.
Published: 01 October 2000
...; hidden structures may be perceived in stories in which they cannot be felt; a mathematical order may be discerned in music in which it can- not be heard. Clever critics and analysts who tell us of these things are contributing nothing to our aesthetic interest.” (p. 228) Those theorists who...