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Beyond Orpheus : studies in musical structure

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1979.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Epstein
ISBN: 0262050161 9780262050166
OCLC Number: 3627831
Description: xiv, 244 pages : music ; 26 cm
Contents: [Part] I : Musical structure. Introduction ; The concept of shape ; Schoenberg's Grundgestalt ; Total serialism ; Shape in classic-romantic music --
[Part] II : Musical domains. Pitch ; Thematic shapes ; Harmony and tonality ; Duration ; Musical time ; Temporal duality in music ; Rhythm and meter ; Toward a theory of tonal rhythm ; Rhythmic shape ; Tempo ; Phrasing and nuance --
[Part] III : The concept of unity : analyses. Unity in Beethoven's Eroica symphony (first movement) ; Unity in other works ; Mozart's Symphony no. 40 ; Haydn's Symphony no. 104 ; Schmann's Third symphony --
[Part] IV : Structure and premise : analyses. Ambiguity as premise ; Ambiguity in Brahms's Second symphony ; Ambiguity in Brahms's Intermezzo, op. 118, no. 2 ; Other examples of premise ; Local events as premise ; Procedure as premise --
[Part] V : Other perspectives. In search of the compositional dynamic ; Epilogue --
Appendix A : Schoenberg's studies of motive, motive-forms, and developing variation --
Appendix B : Middle-period Beethoven : motive form and tonal plan.
Responsibility: David Epstein.

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