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“The Nature of Harmony”

Benjamin Steege

in The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195321333
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195321333.013.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks

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This article provides and introduction and translation of Riemann's “The Nature of Harmony”. The translation in this article provides an easy access to an important Riemann's own theoretical evolution, which was written at the moment when a budding psychological perspective was beginning to supersede Riemann's earlier acoustical and physiological perspective. Just as Riemann attempts to place his theoretical program within a historical trajectory, the article locates his work within the wider and broader historical and intellectual discourse of nineteenth-century physics, physiology, and psychology, highlighting the implied and overt polemics with Helmholtz and others that course through its pages.

Keywords: Nature of Harmony; theoretical evolution; Riemann; theoretical program; Helmholtz

Article.  18398 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Theory and Analysis

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