ISBN-10:
019514399X
ISBN-13:
9780195143997
Pub. Date:
12/28/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven / Edition 1

Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven / Edition 1

by William E. Caplin

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Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven / Edition 1

Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale organization of complete movements. It emphasizes the notion of formal function, that is, the specific role a given formal unit plays in the structural organization of a classical work.

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ISBN-13: 9780195143997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 981,787
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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McGill University

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Preliminaries
1. Some Basic Formal Functions: An Overview
2. Fundamental Progressions of Harmony
Part II. Tight-Knit Themes
3. Sentence
4. Period
5. Hybrid Themes and Compound Themes
6. Small Ternary
7. Small Binary
Part III. Looser Formal Regions
8. Subordinate Theme
9. Transistion
10. Development
11. Recapitulation
12. Coda
Part IV. Full-Movement Forms
13. Sonata Form
14. Slow-Movement Forms
15. Minuet/Trio Form
16. Rondo Forms
17. Concerto Form
Glossary of Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Classical Compositions
General Index

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