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Ratner, Leonard G.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 4,732 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Conductor
Classifications: MT6, 780.15
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Most widely held works about Leonard G Ratner
 
Most widely held works by Leonard G Ratner
Music, the listener's art by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the layman or student of a university survey course
Classic music : expression, form, and style by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over werken uit de periode 1770-1800
Harmony: structure and style by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic music : sound and syntax by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profound changes took place in musical sound throughout the nineteenth century. An expanded range of sound in many instruments - including the piano - a new richness of timbre, and a variety of expressive sound effects opened new options for composers. Many, such as Hector Berlioz and Gustav Mahler, used the possibilities of new sounds as a strategy of composition, regarding innovative sounds as important values in their own right. For listeners, too, colorful sound was an immediate clue to the expressive content of a composition. Pushing against the perimeters of Classic syntax to form new Romantic musical styles, composers simultaneously retained the entire traditional apparatus of Classic music, including melodic construction, phrase and period structures, and harmonic progressions, while adding to it a new quality of sound that enriched the traditional possibilities of the music. Romantic Music: Sound and Syntax is the first study to examine the role played by qualities of sound in shaping Romantic musical form. By demonstrating the crucial interaction of sound and syntax in Romantic music, Leonard G. Ratner demonstrates the effectiveness of a new theoretical approach to musical analysis, incorporating sound as an analytical factor for the first time. The book is divided into 13 chapters. Chapter 1 surveys critical comments dealing with qualities of sound in the nineteenth century. Chapter 2 examines the continuity between Classic and Romantic texture and sound. Specific examples drawn from piano, orchestral, and chamber music literature are discussed in chapters 3-5. Chapter 6 explores the uses of harmonic color in the Romantic repertoire. Chapter 7 reviews the tradition of the period form in Western music and its continuity in Romantic music. Chapter 8 discusses rhetorical reduction, a technique that factors out the changes introduced by the new sound values to uncover the conventional outlines of the music. Chapter 9 examines symmetrical arrangements in the music of Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. Chapter 10 discusses the modification of symmetry by sustained sounds and harmonic progressions in the music of Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, and Richard Wagner. Chapter 11 explores the extensions of periodic symmetry in the music of Hector Berlioz, Gustav Mahler, Franz Liszt, Brahms, and Wagner. The last two chapters treat small forms and sonata forms in the music of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Liszt, and Mahler
The musical experience : sound, movement, and arrival by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beethoven string quartets : compositional strategies and rhetoric by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonic aspects of classic form by Leonard G Ratner( )

10 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual to accompany Music, the listener's art by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade for obe, horn, and string quartet by Leonard G Ratner( Recording )

and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music as a mirror of society by Stanford Alumni Association( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses selections from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni to illustrate how music mirrors its era by modeling ideas, actions and feelings
Armonia : sstruttura e stile by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical experience by Leonard G Ratner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlequin overture ; Sonata for oboe and clarinet by Leonard G Ratner( Recording )

and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's parting gifts by Leonard G Ratner( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out upon it : a madrigal : for mixed voices a cappella by Leonard G Ratner( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music : the listener's art. [With illustrations and musical notes.] Instructor's manual by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic style; some criteria for analysis by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertino for trumpet [and] string orchestra by Leonard G Ratner( )

in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade [for] oboe, horn, violin I, violin II, viola, cello by Leonard G Ratner( )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key definition; a structural issue in Beethoven's music by Leonard G Ratner( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Classic music : expression, form, and style
Alternative Names
Leonard Ratner Amerikaans musicoloog (1916-2011)

Leonard Ratner Musicologist

Ratner, Leonard Gilbert 1916-2011

라트너, 레나드 G

라트너, 레너드 G

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Romantic music : sound and syntax