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“A Demonic Haydn”

Seth Monahan.

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

May 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 18927 words.

This chapter begins by considering the possible synergies and frictions among the Sixth Symphony’s dominant reception tropes—those of tragedy, autobiography, and (neo)classicism. It then...

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“A Play within a Play”

Seth Monahan.

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

May 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 14695 words.

This chapter focuses on Mahler’s explicitly “classicist” sonata, the opening of the Fourth Symphony. After demonstrating the many parallels of design between this movement and the opening...

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 A Singing Tone

Kenneth Hamilton.

in After the Golden Age

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 12701 words.

This chapter analyses the Romantic obsession with a cantabile “singing tone” on the piano, with particular reference to techniques of pedaling, arpeggiation, and asynchronization of hands....

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 A Suitable Prelude

Kenneth Hamilton.

in After the Golden Age

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 10300 words.

This chapter examines the virtually universal custom before the mid-decades of the 20th-century of pianists improvising preludes and transitions between pieces, with especial attention to...

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. A Way into Schoenberg’s Opus 15, Number VII

David Lewin.

in Studies in Music with Text

January 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 11101 words.

Arnold Schoenberg's poem, Opus 15, Number VII, is an exploration of an affective disorder and comes in two parts. The first three lines expose the affects involved: Angst and Hoffen...

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<i>Absolute Music: The History of an Idea</i>. By Mark Evan Bonds. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, xvi + 375 pp

Thomas Grey.

in Music Theory Spectrum

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History. 5098 words.

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Acousmatic Fabrications

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 6762 words.

The career of the guitarist Les Paul provides a case study for the theory of acousmatic sound developed in chapters 4 and 5. Paul, like a magician, played with listeners of his radio...

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Acousmatic Phantasmagoria and the Problem of <i>Technê</i>

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 10720 words.

When creating acousmatic sound, techniques are often employed to occlude the source or cause of the sound. Following Marx, the occultation of the means of production is called...

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The Acousmatic Voice

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 25059 words.

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and...

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The Acquisition of Music Reading Skills

Donald A. Hodges and D. Brett Nolker.

in MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning

December 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 13467 words.

This chapter presents various reviews about the acquisition of music reading skills. Music reading is a process of converting special visual symbols—music notation—into sounds. The chapter...

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