A History of Key Characteristics in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Second Edition / Edition 2

A History of Key Characteristics in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Rita Steblin
ISBN-10:
1580460410
ISBN-13:
9781580460415
Pub. Date:
11/26/2005
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited

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A History of Key Characteristics in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Second Edition / Edition 2

This is a revised second edition of Dr. Steblin's important work on key characteristics, first published in 1983 by UMI Research Press and re-issued by the University of Rochester Press in 1996. The revision has been limited to a thorough correction and update of the material in the first edition, so as to not disrupt the content and organization, for which the book has been praised as a significant and noteworthy reference for both scholars and research students alike. The book discusses the extra-musical meanings associated with various musical keys by ancient Greek and medieval-renaissance theorists and in particular composers and writers on music in the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods. Chapters focus on Mattheson's extensive key descriptions from 1713, the Rameau-Rousseau and Marpurg-Kirnberger controversies regarding unequal versus equal temperaments, and C.F.D. Schubart's influential list based on the sharp-flat (bright-dark) principle of key-distinctions. Rita Katherine Steblin is a world-renowned music scholar, living and working in Vienna.

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ISBN-13: 9781580460415
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 11/26/2005
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,037,791
Product dimensions: 0.94(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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