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Author Hanninen, Dora A., author.

Title A theory of music analysis : on segmentation and associative organization / Dora A. Hanninen.

Publication Info. Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press ; Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer Limited, 2012.

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Description 530 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; v. 92
Eastman studies in music ; v. 92.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-502) and indexes.
Contents A theory of music analysis -- Orientations, criteria, segments -- Associative sets and associative organization -- Beethoven, Piano sonata no. 2 in A major, op. 2, no. 2, I -- Debussy, 'Harmonie du soir, ' Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire, no. 2 -- Nancarrow, Study no. 37 : calibrated canons, changeable landscapes -- Riley, In C : configurations and landscape studies of select plots in four performances -- Feldman, Palais de mari : pattern and design in a changing landscape -- Morris, Nine piano pieces : between moment and memory : reflections on and among the Nine -- Further considerations and extended applications.
Summary This book introduces a theory of music analysis--a language and conceptual framework--that analysts can use to delve into aspects of segmentation and associative organization in a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present. Rather than a methodology, the theory provides analysts with a precise language and broad, flexible conceptual framework that they can when formulating and investigating questions of interest and develop their own interpretations of individual pieces and passages. The theory begins with a basic distinction among three domains of musical experience and discourse about it: the sonic (psychoacoustic); the contextual (or associative, sparked by varying degrees of repetition); and the structural (guided by a specific theory of musical structure or syntax invoked by the analyst). A comprehensive presentation of the theory (with copious musical illustrations) is balanced with close analyses of works by Beethoven, Debussy, Nancarrow, Riley, Feldman, and Morris -- Publisher summary.
Subject Musical analysis.
ISBN 9781580461948 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1580461948 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40021813443