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A chord in time : the evolution of the augmented sixth from Monteverdi to Mahler

Author: Mark R Ellis
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book will appeal to music analysts by providing a chronological framework for further stylistic and harmonic analysis. To ensure its accessibility in graduate classes, the author includes a straight-forward introduction to the augmented sixth and its theoretical background."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Ellis
ISBN: 9780754663850 075466385X
OCLC Number: 311075137
Description: xviii, 249 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Key concepts --
Natural selection --
Painted words --
Harmony and invention --
The augmented sixth in Bach's music --
The science of composition --
Classical contexts --
Triumph and ambiguity --
Swansong.
Responsibility: Mark Ellis.

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For centuries, the augmented sixth sonority has fascinated composers and intrigued music analysts. This work presents a series of musical examples illustrating the 'evolution' of the augmented sixth  Read more...

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