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Beyond Orpheus : studies in musical structure / David Epstein.


Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0262050161

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Subjects Formes musicales.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music theory.
Musical form.
Musikalische Analyse.
Musikalische Form.
Musique -- Philosophie et esthétique.
Théorie musicale.
Description xiv, 244 pages : music ; 26 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index.
Contents [Part] I : Musical structure. Introduction ; The concept of shape ; Schoenberg's Grundgestalt ; Total serialism ; Shape in classic-romantic music -- [Part] II : Musical domains. Pitch ; Thematic shapes ; Harmony and tonality ; Duration ; Musical time ; Temporal duality in music ; Rhythm and meter ; Toward a theory of tonal rhythm ; Rhythmic shape ; Tempo ; Phrasing and nuance -- [Part] III : The concept of unity : analyses. Unity in Beethoven's Eroica symphony (first movement) ; Unity in other works ; Mozart's Symphony numbers 40 ; Haydn's Symphony numbers 104 ; Schmann's Third symphony -- [Part] IV : Structure and premise : analyses. Ambiguity as premise ; Ambiguity in Brahms's Second symphony ; Ambiguity in Brahms's Intermezzo, opus 118, numbers 2 ; Other examples of premise ; Local events as premise ; Procedure as premise -- [Part] V : Other perspectives. In search of the compositional dynamic ; Epilogue -- Appendix A : Schoenberg's studies of motive, motive-forms, and developing variation -- Appendix B : Middle-period Beethoven : motive form and tonal plan.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3627831
(OCoLC)ocm03627831
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WorldCat Identities Epstein, David, 1930-2002.
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