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Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past - Christopher Hatch

Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780226319025
Number Of Pages: 576

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In recent decades, increased specialization has sharply separated music theory from historical musicology. "Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past" brings together a group of essays--written by theorists and musicologists--that seek to bridge this gap. This collection shows that music theory can join forces with historical musicology to produce a more humanistic form of musical scholarship.
In nineteen essays dealing with musical theories from the twelfth to the twentieth century, two recurring themes emerge. One is the need to understand the historical circumstances of the writing and reception of theory, a humanistic approach that gives theory a place within social and intellectual history. The other is the advantages of applying contemporaneous theory to the music of a given period, thus linking theory to the history of musical styles and structures. The periods given principal attention in these essays are the Renaissance, the years around 1800, and the twentieth century.
Abundantly illustrated with musical examples, "Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past" offers models of new practical applications of theory to the analysis of music. At the same time, it raises the broader question of how historical knowledge can deepen the understanding of an art and of systematic writings about that art.

Music Theory and Its Histories
The Earliest Phases of Measured Polyphony
Modal Strategies in Okeghem's Missa Cuiusvis Toni
Finding the Soggetto in Willaert's Free Imitative Counterpoint: A Step in Modal Analysis
Mode and Counterpoint
The Cavalier Ercole Bottrigari and His Brickbats:Prolegomena to the Defense of Don Nicola Vicentino against Messer Gandolfo Sigonio
Theory as Polemic: Mutio Effrem's Censure . . . sopra ilsesto libro de madrigali de Marco da Galiano
The Place of Aesthetics in Theoretical Treatises on Music
Chromaticism in Classical Music
Momigny's Type de la Musique and a Treatise in the Making
Normality and Disruption in Beethoven's Bagatelle Op. 119,No. 8
Coda as Culmination: The First Movement of the "Eroica" Symphony
Symmetry and Symmetrical Inversion in Turn-of-the-Century Theory and Practice
Schoenberg and Goethe: Organicism and Analysis
The Contrapuntal Combination: Schoenberg's Old Hat
The "New Education" and Music Theory, 1900-1925
Harmony as a Determinant of Structure in Webern's Variationsfor Orchestra
"The Fantasy Can Be Critically Examined": Composition and Theory in the Thought of Stefan Wolpe
The Traditions Revisited: Stravinsky's RequiemCanticles as Russian Music
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ISBN: 9780226319025
ISBN-10: 0226319024
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.1  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2

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