Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Music

Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Music

by David Kopp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028493

ISBN-13: 9780521028493

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

David Kopp's book develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Brahms. The emphasis is on explaining chromatic third relations and the pivotal role they play in theory and practice. Drawing on tenets of nineteenth-century harmonic theory, contemporary transformation theory,

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David Kopp's book develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Brahms. The emphasis is on explaining chromatic third relations and the pivotal role they play in theory and practice. Drawing on tenets of nineteenth-century harmonic theory, contemporary transformation theory, and the author's own approach, the book presents a clear and elegant means for characterizing commonly acknowledged but loosely defined elements of chromatic harmony. The historical and theoretical argument is supplemented by many analytic examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028493
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series, #17
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ian Bent; Acknowledgements; 1. Common-tone tonality; 2. Three examples of functional chromatic mediant relations in Schubert; 3. Key harmonic systems and notions of third relations from Rameau to Hauptmann; 4. Hugo Riemann; 5. Twentieth-century theory and chromatic third relations; 6. Riemann's legacy and transformation theories; 7. A chromatic transformation system; 8. Chromatic mediant relations in musical contexts; 9. Five analyses; Bibliography; Index; Compositions cited.

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