Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past

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Christopher Hatch, David W. Bernstein
University of Chicago Press, 1993 - 561 頁
In recent decades, increased specialization has sharply separated music theory from historical musicology. Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past brings together a group of essays—written by theorists and musicologists—that seek to bridge this gap. This collection shows that music theory can join forces with historical musicology to produce a more humanistic form of musical scholarship.

In nineteen essays dealing with musical theories from the twelfth to the twentieth century, two recurring themes emerge. One is the need to understand the historical circumstances of the writing and reception of theory, a humanistic approach that gives theory a place within social and intellectual history. The other is the advantages of applying contemporaneous theory to the music of a given period, thus linking theory to the history of musical styles and structures. The periods given principal attention in these essays are the Renaissance, the years around 1800, and the twentieth century.

Abundantly illustrated with musical examples, Music Theory and the Exploration of the Past offers models of new practical applications of theory to the analysis of music. At the same time, it raises the broader question of how historical knowledge can deepen the understanding of an art and of systematic writings about that art.

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Music Theory and Its Histories
9
The Earliest Phases of Measured Polyphony
41
Modal Strategies in Okeghems Missa Cuiusvis Toni
59
Finding the Soggetto in Willaerts Free Imitative
73
Mode and Counterpoint
103
Mutio Effrems Censure sopra
189
The Place of Aesthetics in Theoretical Treatises on Music
217
Chromaticism in Classical Music
233
The First Movement
357
Symmetry and Symmetrical Inversion
377
Organicism and Analysis
409
Schoenbergs Old Hat
435
The New Education and Music Theory 19001925
449
Harmony as a Determinant of Structure in Weberns
473
Composition
505
Stravinskys Requiem
525

Momignys Type de la Musique and a Treatise
309
Normality and Disruption in Beethovens
341
List of Contributors
551
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David Berstein is an associate professor of music and dean of Fine Arts at Mills College. Before his retirement in 1992. Christopher Hatch taught music for almost 40 years at Columbia University.

David Berstein is an associate professor of music and dean of Fine Arts at Mills College. Before his retirement in 1992. Christopher Hatch taught music for almost 40 years at Columbia University.

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