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Classical form : a theory of formal functions for the instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Author: William Earl Caplin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we listen to a Mozart piano sonata or a Haydn symphony, how do we know where we are from one moment to the next? How can we tell what parts of the piece belong to one another, or where the boundaries are? These are the questions raised and answered in William Caplin's Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
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Named Person: Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Earl Caplin
ISBN: 0195104803 9780195104806 9780195143997 019514399X
OCLC Number: 37030388
Description: xii, 307 pages : music ; 29 cm
Contents: Some Basic Formal Functions: An Overview --
Sentence --
Period --
Small Ternary --
Framing Functions --
Interthematic Functions: A Sonata Exposition --
Fundamental Progressions of Harmony --
Harmonic Functions --
Harmonic Progressions --
Tight-Knit Themes --
Sentence --
Presentation Phrase --
Continuation Phrase --
Period --
Antecedent Phrase --
Consequent Phrase --
Deviations from the Norm --
Hybrid Themes and Compound Themes --
Hybrid Themes --
Compound Themes --
Small Ternary --
Exposition --
Contrasting Middle --
Recapitulation --
Tight-Knit Versus Loose Organization --
Small Binary --
First Part --
Second Part --
Looser Formal Regions --
Subordinate Theme --
Looser Sentential Functions --
Additional Loosening Techniques --
Multiple Subordinate Themes --
Closing Section --
Dynamic Curve of Subordinate Theme --
Transition --
Modulating Versus Nonmodulating Transitions --
Beginning the Transition --
Ending the Transition --
Two-Part Transition --
Development --
Tonal Organization --
Pre-Core/Core Technique --
Development Sections Without a Core --
Retransition --
Recapitulation --
Main Theme --
Transition --
Fusion of Main Theme and Transition --
Subordinate Theme (Group) --
Additional features --
Deviations from the Norm --
Coda --
Start of the Coda --
Phrase-Structural Organization --
Compensatory Functions --
Sonata Form --
Overall Tonal Organization --
Cadential Goals in the Exposition --
Main Theme --
Obscured Boundary Between Transition and Subordinate Theme --
Slow Introduction --
Slow-Movement Forms --
Sonata Form in Slow Movements --
Large Ternary --
Sonata Without Development --
Theme and Variations --
Minuet/Trio Form --
Minute Form --
Trio --
Rondo Forms --
Five-Part Rondo --
Sonata-Rondo --
Concerto Form --
Opening Ritornello --
Solo Exposition --
Subordinate-Key Ritornello --
Solo Development --
Solo Recapitulation --
Closing Ritornello.
Responsibility: William E. Caplin.
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