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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 339–346.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Scott Burnham Works Cited Beethoven Ludwig van . 1981 . Ludwig van Beethovens Konversationshefte , edited by Köhler Karl-Heinz Herre Grita Brosche Günter . Vol. 8 . Leipzig : Verlag für Musik . Gingerich John . 2010 . “ Ignaz Schuppanzigh and Beethoven’s...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (1): 51–88.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter H. Smith Schumann's adaptations of eighteenth-century instrumental forms have long been regarded as problematic, as have the works of his late style period of the 1850s. The Cello Concerto op. 129 (composed 1850, published 1854) is a late work based on classical models that has earned a place...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 321–371.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Seth Monahan For centuries, metaphors of agency have pervaded music-analytical writing. Today, as in generations past, critics routinely vivify their analytical narrations by ascribing sentience, emotion, and volition to musical works, their internal elements (pitch classes, contrapuntal voices...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (2): 235–271.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Megan Kaes Long In 1595 Thomas Morley published The First Booke of Balletts , a collection of “Italian madrigals Englished.” Rather than writing English words for unaltered Italian works as his predecessors had done, Morley created original compositions loosely modeled on Italian works. Analysis...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 April 2017
...James N. Bennett This article develops a method for interpreting Béla Bartók's early tonal practice that supposes a conceptual shift from a relatively historically static major-minor tonality to a multivalent, “evolving” tonality in which works express individual variations on abstract, communal...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 85–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the thematic process, whereby the network of pitch relations becomes drawn into the unfolding of the work’s motivic logic. It is argued that, under Sibelius’s extreme the-maticism, melodic organization intersects with macroharmony and scale, blurring the distinction between hierarchical levels of pitch...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 37–61.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of passages from Intermittences clarify the interaction of notational and registral silence in the work. A comparison of four recordings of Intermittences explores how performers realize the work’s notational silences as acoustic ones. Copyright © 2020 by Yale University 2020 Elliott Carter...
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Journal of Music Theory 9930901.
Published: 08 September 2022
..., or generalized across a repertoire or performance idiom. Five professional performers who specialize in contemporary music are interviewed about their experiences learning and performing specific works— Crimson (Rebecca Saunders, 2005), Taurangi (Gillian Whitehead, 1999), Mani.Δίκη (Pierluigi Billone, 2012...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 April 2008
... and musical writings have barely figured in the study of the Renaissance dialogue, yet these works offer specific insights about the nature of the genre. In addition to Morley's treatise, works discussed in detail include Anton Francesco Doni's Dialogo della musica (1544), Gioseffo Zarlino's Dimostrationi...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Amy Bauer Stanley Cavell's 1965 article “Music Discomposed” argues that modernist works have become codependent on the philosophical justification surrounding their production and consumption. The writings and compositions of two contemporary composers, György Ligeti and Helmut Lachenmann, echo...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Dmitri Tymoczko Part personal reminiscence and part scholarly disquisition, this article discusses some ways in which Stanley Cavell's work has shaped my own thinking and composing. I begin by suggesting that Cavell's overarching goal is to “redeem” traditional philosophy (and secondarily, avant...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 325–374.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Jason Yust Abstract This article demonstrates how to obtain a periodicity-based description of cyclic rhythms using the discrete Fourier transform and applies this to understanding Steve Reich's use of rhythmic canons in a series of works from the early 1970s through the 1990s. The primary...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Michael Gallope This article attempts to elucidate the main characteristics of Stanley Cavell's philosophy of music by comparing it to the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. The analysis begins from the simple observation that both philosophers affirmed and supported the broad outlines...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 245–286.
Published: 01 October 2013
... sketches the theory of rhythm that Euler suggested but never finished. The analytical applications of this model are surprising and extend beyond the music of the eighteenth century. Elaborating Euler’s unfinished theory sheds light not only on his work as a music theorist but also—and perhaps more...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 287–320.
Published: 01 October 2013
... as well as scholars make claims about hearing and learning, often unexamined, the author refers to distinctions and experimental work drawn from the cognitive sciences. Allan Keiler is professor of music at Brandeis University. His research areas include the history of theory and Franz Liszt. He...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 April 2016
... main claim, that three songs by Hugo Wolf ending on nontonic chords suggest that they contain Schenkerain prolongations, being at once dissonant and tonal. The article ends by considering three tonal works by Brahms, Debussy, and Schoenberg that, though tonal and not completely dissonant, contain...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 97–148.
Published: 01 October 2016
... as a valuable device for comparing theories that differ in the relative importance or independence of tonal structure and thematic design. The article further argues that claims of these kinds are proper not to individual musical works but to musical repertoires, suggesting a definition of form in tonal music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (1): 63–97.
Published: 01 April 2015
...—the New Russian Choral School. With this theoretical and historical background, I then give a detailed analysis of movement 12, showing that (1) Rachmaninoff inherits mutability from the standard musical practice of the Russian church and (2) mutable relationships penetrate the work from the foreground...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (1): 121–181.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and takes a wider domain of harmonic objects. A number of musical examples show how expanding the domain enables us to extend and refine some the conclusions of neo-Riemannian theory about Schubert’s harmony. Through analysis of the Trio and Adagio from Schubert’s String Quintet and other works using...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 59–109.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Bryan J. Parkhurst Schenker has a puzzling and controversial habit of claiming that musical works must be as they are and that their features are somehow necessary . I argue that Schenker's necessitarianism becomes comprehensible if it is recognized as an outgrowth of his methodological organicism...