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Author Damschroder, David, author.

Title Harmony in Mendelssohn and Schumann / David Damschroder.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.25 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,F DAM    Available
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Description xii, 280 pages ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface. Part 1. Methodological orientation: harmonic analysis through listening : Foundational diatonic processes ; Surges ; IV⁵⁻⁶ V ; I⁵⁻⁶ II ; Surging 6-phase chords ; Surges with ninths ; Colorful variants of II ; III along the path from I to V -- Part 2. Masterpieces : Mendelssohn : Octet in E♭ major (op. 20), movement 1 in response to Greg Vitercik and Benedict Taylor ; Mendelssohn : Song without words in F major (op. 85, no. 1) in response to Allen Cadwallader ; Schumann : "Warum?" from Phantasiestücke (op. 12) in response to L. Poundie Burstein ; Mendelssohn : Song without words in A♭ major (op. 53, no. 1) in response to Yosef Goldenberg ; Schumann: Three songs from Liederkreis (op. 39) in response to Charles Burkhart and David Ferris ; Schumann : "Im wunderschönen Monat Mai" from Dichterliebe (op. 48, no. 1) in response to Deborah Stein ; Schumann : Sonata in A minor for violin and piano (op. 105) in response to Peter H. Smith -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index of Mendelssohn's works -- Index of Schumann's works -- Index of names and concepts.
Summary This innovative book continues David Damschroder's radical reformulation of harmonic theory, presenting a dynamic exploration of harmony in the compositions of Mendelssohn and Schumann, two key figures of nineteenth-century classical music. This volume's introductory chapters creatively introduce the basic tenets of the system, with reference to sound files rather than notated music examples permitting a more direct interaction between reader and music. In the Masterpieces section that follows, Damschroder presents detailed analyses of movements from piano, vocal, and chamber music, and compares his outcomes with those of other analysts, including Benedict Taylor, L. Poundie Burstein, and Peter H. Smith. Expanding upon analytical practices from eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and strongly influenced by Schenkerian principles, this fresh perspective offers a stark contrast to conventional harmonic analysis - in terms of how Roman numerals are deployed and how musical processes are described in words.
Subject Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847 -- Harmony.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 -- Harmony.
Music -- 19th century -- Analysis, appreciation.
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