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Desire in chromatic harmony : a psychodynamic exploration of Fin de Siècle tonality

Author: Kenneth M Smith
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Oxford studies in music theory.
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"Of the many composers in the Western classical tradition who celebrated the marriage between psyche and sound, those explored in this book followed the lines diverging from Wagner in philosophizing the nature of desire in music. This books offers two new theories of tonal functionality in the music of the first half of the twentieth century that seek to explain its psychological complexities. First, the book  Read more...
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Smith, Kenneth M.,
Desire in chromatic harmony
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019048926
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Smith
ISBN: 9780190923426 0190923423
OCLC Number: 1125303257
Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A linguistic theory of chromatic harmonic substitution and progression in the diatonic unconscious --
Romantic provenance --
Transcending root motion : Productive death drives and cybernetic cycles in Charles Ives & Aaron Copland --
Karol Szymanowski's dominant drive model and the excess of the cycle --
Tragedy and the gaze of the living dead : Functional harmonic rotation in Strauss's Elektra --
The thanatonic and the hexatonic : Repetition, mourning, and "mother" in Suk's Asrael --
When octatonic and hexatonic collide : Skryabin's accelerationist last Piano sonata --
Epilogue : The way forwards (and backwards)
Series Title: Oxford studies in music theory.
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Smith.

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