Chapter

Rests

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151510
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0010
Rests

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This chapter shows that rests can have different functions, emphasizing those that have motivic significance. Various means pianists can use to assure continuity and tension over the rest are described, as are the terms “Atempause” (breathing space) and “Notpause” (rest of necessity).

Keywords: motivic; Atempause; breathing space; Notpause; rest of necessity

Chapter.  559 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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