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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 (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 (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. 37 Journal of Music Theory 64:1, April 2020 DOI 10.1215/00222909-8033420 ©...
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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 (2022) 66 (2): 223–253.
Published: 01 October 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 (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 (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 (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 (2007) 51 (1): 5–49.
Published: 01 April 2007
... principles, Heinichen works through the many tensions and contradictions between the modern Klang progression, as formalized in the Rule of the Octave, and the old legacy of traditional counterpoint instruction. 2007 2007 Ludwig Holtmeier teaches music theory at the Hochschule für Musik...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 77–101.
Published: 01 April 2006
... of staging a motivic parsing through timbre and articulation (after Webern). These differently related interpretive and perceptual contexts shape experience and invoke orientations by which the music-structural aspects of a work can be construed and experienced. Bringing two or more contexts together...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 October 2009
... described in patents of 1829 and 1844. Like the later tonal spaces of the German dualist theorists, the concertina's button layouts were inspired by the work of eighteenth-century mathematician Leonhard Euler, who used a lattice to show relationships among pitches in just intonation. Wheatstone originally...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Trevor de Clercq In this article I present empirical work that investigates what, if any, harmonic characteristics are found to typically associate with standard form categories in rock music. Specifically, I use statistical analysis to compare and contrast the harmonic traits of verse, chorus...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 171–200.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the two halves of two-part form. Drawing on a corpus of more than seven hundred instrumental works dated 1650–1770, I demonstrate that these two practices arose and functioned independently from each other, increasing in frequency and in length, before being subsumed into an overarching rotational...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 201–242.
Published: 01 October 2017
...C. Catherine Losada This article examines the transfer between precompositional material and score in Pierre Boulez’s Domaines . It demonstrates how this stage of the compositional process and the gestural content of the work derive from and are linked to Boulez’s innovative serial and derivational...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 243–287.
Published: 01 October 2017
... (i.e., preserves a different number of common tones), the framework affords voice-leading flexibility. Second, each relation is maximally distant within its class, minimizing the possibility of suggesting a key. Examples drawn from Schnittke’s works demonstrate how the PSM framework is used to create...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 249–278.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Paul Steinbeck This article examines Anthony Braxton’s Composition 76 , a landmark work for three multi-instrumentalists. The score for Composition 76 employs graphic techniques (colors, shapes, and codes) as well as traditional notation on five-line staves. Original transcriptions of two studio...