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Author Morgan, Robert P, author.

Title Becoming Heinrich Schenker : music theory and ideology / Robert P. Morgan.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Schenker, H MOR    Available
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Description xx, 275 pages : music ; 26 cm
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Summary Much controversy surrounds Schenker's mature theory and its attempt to explain musical pitch motion. Becoming Heinrich Schenker brings a new perspective to Schenker's theoretical work, showing that ideas characteristic of his mature theory, although in many respects fundamentally different, developed logically out of his earlier ideas. Robert Morgan provides an introduction to Schenker's mature theory and traces its development through all of his major publications, considering each in detail and with numerous music examples. Morgan also explores the relationship between Schenker's theory and his troubled ideology, which crucially influenced the evolution of his ideas and was heavily dependent upon both the empirical and idealist strains of contemporary German philosophical thought. Relying where possible on quotations from Schenker's own words, this book offers a balanced approach to his theory and a unique overview of this central music figure, generally considered to be the most prominent music theorist of the twentieth century [Publisher description].
Contents Part I : Theory -- Introduction -- Schenker's final theory -- Part II : Development -- "Der Geist der musikalischen Technik" -- Die Harmonielehre -- Kontrapunkt I and II -- The monographs -- Der Tonwille and Das Meisterwerk in der Musik -- Der Freie Satz -- Part III : Reconsideration -- Critical assessment : ideology -- Critical assessment : theory -- Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Schenker, Heinrich, 1868-1935 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music theory.
ISBN 9781107067691 (hardback)
1107067693 (hardback)

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