Unfoldings : Essays in Schenkerian Theory and Analysis

Unfoldings : Essays in Schenkerian Theory and Analysis

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Carl Schachter is, by common consent, one of the three or four most important music theorists currently at work in North America. He is the preeminent practitioner in the world of the Schenkerian approach to the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which focuses on the linear organization of music and now dominates discussions of the standard repertoire in university courses and in professional journals. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including some that are obscure or hard to obtain. This volume gathers some of his finest essays, including those on rhythm in tonal music, Schenkerian theory, and text setting, as well as a pair of analytical monographs, on Bach's Fugue in B-flat major from Volume 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier and Chopin's Fantasy, Op. 49.The top voice of measures 13 a€” 19 is easier to follow and should be clear from Example 10.3 without additional graphs or ... implied harmonic support biagt;a€” f a#39;a€” blagt; (the f a#39; is not implied but actually occurs as the seventh tone of measure 2).

Title:Unfoldings : Essays in Schenkerian Theory and Analysis
Author: Department of Music Queens College and Graduate School Carl Schachter Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, City University of New York
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1998-12-04

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