Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays

Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays

by David Lewin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195317122

ISBN-13: 9780195317121

Pub. Date: 04/19/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Distinguished music theorist and composer David Lewin (1933-2003) applies the conceptual framework he developed in his earlier, innovative Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations to the varied repertoire of the twentieth century in this stimulating and illustrative book. Analyzing the diverse compositions of four canonical composers—Simbolo from

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Distinguished music theorist and composer David Lewin (1933-2003) applies the conceptual framework he developed in his earlier, innovative Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations to the varied repertoire of the twentieth century in this stimulating and illustrative book. Analyzing the diverse compositions of four canonical composers—Simbolo from Dallapiccola's Quaderno musicale di Annalibera ; Stockhausen's Klavierstuck III ; Webern's Op. 10, No. 4; and Debussy's Feux d'articifice —Lewin brings forth structures which he calls "transformational networks" to reveal interesting and suggestive aspects of the music. In this complementary work, Lewin stimulates thought about the general methodology of musical analysis and issues of large-scale form as they relate to transformational analytic structuring. Musical Form and Transformation , first published in 1993 by Yale University Press, was the recipient of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195317121
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ed Gollin
Introduction
1. Serial Transformation Networks in Dallapiccola's "Simbolo"
2. Making and Using a Pcset Network for Stockhausen's Klavierstuck III
3. Set Theory, Derivation, and Transformational Structures in Analyzing Webern's Opus 10, Number 4
4. A Transformational Basis for Form and Prolongation in Debussy's "Feux d'Artifice"
References
Index
Foreword, by Ed Gollin
Introduction
1. Serial Transformation Networks in Dallapiccola's "Simbolo"
2. Making and Using a Pcset Network for Stockhausen's Klavierstück III
3. Set Theory, Derivation, and Transformational Structures in Analyzing Webern's Opus 10, Number 4
4. A Transformational Basis for Form and Prolongation in Debussy's "Feux d'Artifice"
References
Index

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