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Bruckner and the vocabulary of symphonic formal process

John Stephen Parkany, University of California, Berkeley (Degree granting institution)
The formal analysis of nineteenth-century "absolute music" has long been hampered by undue emphasis on schemata at the expense of the dynamic processes by which a movement unfolds over time and through which it produces its expressive effects. Chapter I traces a nascent tradition of dynamic criticism in writers such as Hoffmann, Marx, and Riemann in the last century
Thesis, Dissertation, English, 1989