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Aaron [Aron], Pietro

Bonnie J. Blackburn.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 1991 words.

[Piero]

(b Florence, c1480; d after 1545). Italian theorist and composer. Nothing is known of Aaron’s early training, his teacher, or his career before 1516. He claims to have had...

Absolute Music: The History of an Idea. 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.

Accentus

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 59 words.

(Lat.).

A term used in the 16th century (e.g. Ornithoparchus, Musicae activae micrologus, 1517) for the simple forms of plainchant based on recitation tones as used in the...

Adapting Pal Joey

Julianne Lindberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music Theory and Analysis. 9968 words.

This chapter on the liberal movie adaptation of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey situates the musical in the context of postwar America, when traditional forms of gender and domesticity were...

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The African Imagination in Music. By Kofi Agawu

John Roeder.

in Music Theory Spectrum

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History. 3942 words.

After the Rite

Maureen A. Carr.

July 2014; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music Theory and Analysis. 328 pages.

After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914–25) traces the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process with excerpts from Rossignol, Three Pieces for String...

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Aggregate Structure and Cyclic Design at the Conclusion of Bartók's Second String Quartet

Edward Gollin.

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History. 4359 words.

This chapter examines the interaction of tonal and contextual harmonic designs in the final movement of Béla Bartók's Second String Quartet. The contextual designs involve simple and...

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Air de Cour

Michael Bane.

in Music

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 8554 words.

The air de cour (courtly song) is a genre of secular vocal music produced in France during the late 16th and first half of the 17th century. The term first appeared in a collection of...

Akira Ifukube

Brooke McCorkle.

in Music

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 4633 words.

Akira Ifukube (b. 31 May 1914–d. 8 February 2006) was among the most prolific and popular Japanese composers of the 20th century. Ifukube’s life and music illustrate the progress of...

Alban Berg

David Headlam.

in Music

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 7176 words.

Alban Berg (b. 1885–d. 1935) was the youngest of three composers, along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and colleague Anton von Webern, known as the “Second Viennese School.” The three...