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Engaging Music : Essays in music analysis - Deborah Stein

Engaging Music

Essays in music analysis

By: Deborah Stein (Editor)

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The first collection of its kind, Engaging Music: Essays in Music Analysis includes twenty-two selections by highly esteemed contemporary music theorists, sixteen of which were written especially for this volume. Featuring work by such luminaries as Charles Burkhart, Edward T. Cone, Allen Forte, David B. Lewin, and Carl Schachter, the book is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in form and analysis. It also serves as an invaluable reference for music teachers, students, and musicians.
Opening with an introduction to writing analytical essays, Engaging Music then presents introductory readings that describe analytical approaches to rhythm, meter, and phrase; pitch (twelve-tone music); form in jazz and rock music; and musical ambiguity. The following essays offer exemplary models of analysis that cover a wide range of composers, from the Baroque (Purcell and Bach) and the Classical (Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart) to the 19th-century (Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, and Wagner) and the early 20th-century (BartA3k, Schoenberg and Webern). The selections explore a diversity of genres--from opera to music for computer-generated tape--and a variety of analytical approaches, from Schenkerian to feminist. The volume also includes analyses of popular music (from jazz to a Sarah MacLachlan song) and of a relatively recent work by Barbara Kolb. A comprehensive glossary defines terms and concepts that may be unfamiliar to students, and a selected bibliography suggests other appropriate readings. Reflecting the broad spectrum of current interests and perspectives in the field, Engaging Music provides a unique window into the multifaceted world of music theory and analysis.

Preface William Marvin: Introduction to Writing Analytical Essays Part I. Introduction to Analytical Topics and Techniques Rhythm, Meter, and Phrase: 1: Charles Burkhart: The Phrase Rhythm (and willful slurs) of Chopin's A-flat Mazurka, Op. 59, No. 2 2: Harald Krebs: Hypermeter and Hypermetric Irregularity in the Songs of Josephine Lang Pitch: 3: Schenker's Conception of Musical Structure, Allen Forte 4: Andrew Mead: "Learn to Draw Bob Hope!" Mort Drucker, Arnold Schoenberg, and Twelve-Tone Music Form: 5: Ramon Satyendra: Analyzing the Unity within Contrast: Chic Corea's "Starlight" 6: John Covach: Form in Rock Music: A Primer Musical Ambiguity: 7: Deborah Stein: Introduction to Musical Ambiguity 8: Edward T. Cone: Attacking a Brahms Puzzle Part II. Model Essays: Text and Music 9: David B. Lewin: Figaro's Mistakes 10: Motive and Text in Four Schubert Songs, Carl Schachter 11: Patrick McCreless: Isolde's Transfiguration in Words and Music 12: Lori Burns: Meaning in a Popular Song: The Representation of Masochistic Desire in Sarah McLachlan's "Ice" 13: Janet Schmalfeldt: In Search of Purcell's Dido Part III. Model Essays: Instrumental Performance and Analysis: 14: Joel Lester: The Presto from Bach's G-Minor Sonata for Violin Solo: Style, Rhythm, and Form in a Baroque Moto Perpetuo 15: Marion A. Gluck: Dramatic Progression in Haydn, Sonata No. 46 in A-flat, Adagio Form: 16: Roger Graybill: Formal and Expressive Intensification in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Second Movement 17: William Rothstein: Playing with Forms: Mozart's Rondo in D Major, K. 485 Pitch: 18: Joseph N. Straus: Two Post-tonal Analyses, Webern, "Wie bin ich froh!" from Three Songs, Op. 25; Schoenberg, "Nacht," from Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 19: Richard Cohn: "This music crept by me upon the waters": Introverted Motives in Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata 20: Charles J. Smith: Rounding Up the Usual Suspects?: The Enigmatic Narrative of Chopin's C-sharp Minor Prelude Texture: 21: Judith Lochhead: Texture and Timbre in Barbara Kolb's Millefoglie for Chamber Orchestra and Computer-Generated Tape Scores Glossary Selected Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780195170108
ISBN-10: 0195170105
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 4th November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.67