A Brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis
Author: Thomas Pankhurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135871027
Category: Music
Page: 272
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SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website,, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001. Divided into four parts, SchenkerGUIDE offers a step-by-step method to tackling this often difficult system of analysis. Part I is an introduction to Schenkerian analysis, outlining the concepts that are involved in analysis Part II outlines a unique and detailed working method to help students to get started on the process of analysis Part III puts some of these ideas into practice by exploring the basics of a Schenkerian approach to form, register, motives and dramatic structure Part IV provides a series of exercises from the simple to the more sophisticated, along with hints and tips for their completion.

A Topical Guide to Schenkerian Literature

An Annotated Bibliography with Indices
Author: David Carson Berry
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9781576470954
Category: Music
Page: 585
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To the growing list of Pendragon Press publications devoted to the work of Heinrich Schenker, we wish to announce the addition of this much-needed bibliography. The author, a student of Allen Forte, has created a work useful to a wide range of researchers music theorists, musicologists, music librarians and teachers. The Guide is the largest Schenkerian reference work ever published. At nearly 600 pages, it contains 3600 entries (2200 principal, 1400 secondary) representing the work of 1475 authors. Fifteen broad groupings encompass seventy topical headings, many of which are divided and subdivided again, resulting in a total of 271 headings under which entries are collected.

Playing with History

The Historical Approach to Musical Performance
Author: John Butt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521013581
Category: Music
Page: 265
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This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance.

Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition

Author: Allen Scott
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253014565
Category: Music
Page: 518
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Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Author: Laurel Parsons,Brenda Ravenscroft
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190237031
Category: Music
Page: 336
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Through musical analysis of compositions written between the mid-twelfth to late nineteenth centuries, this volume celebrates the achievements of eight composers, all women: Hildegard of Bingen, Maddalena Casulana, Barbara Strozzi, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Marianne Martines, Josephine Lang, Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, and Amy Beach. Written by outstanding music theorists and musicologists, the essays provide fascinating in-depth critical-analytic explorations of representative compositions, often linking analytical observations with questions of meaning and sociohistorical context. Each essay is introduced by a brief biographical sketch of the composer by the editors. The collection--Volume 1 in an unprecedented four-volume series of analytical studies on music by women composers--is designed to challenge and stimulate a wide range of readers. For academics, these thoughtful analytical essays can open new paths into unexplored research areas in the fields of music theory and musicology. Post-secondary instructors may be inspired by the insights offered in these essays to include new works in music theory and history courses at both graduate and upper-level undergraduate levels, or in courses on women and music. Finally, for soloists, ensembles, conductors, and music broadcasters, these detailed analyses can offer enriched understandings of this repertoire and suggest fresh, new programming possibilities to share with listeners.

The Ear and the Voice

Author: Alfred Tomatis
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810851375
Category: Music
Page: 142
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This book reveals the benefits of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis's revolutionary listening training techniques. Tomatis's training is directed primarily at singers and artists, though it has been seen to have profoundly theraputic effects on those who suffer from hearing loss and psychological problems. The translation and adaptations provided by the editors of this first English version of Tomatis's work make the content easily accessible to a broad audience, and each of the book's three Parts can be read fruitfully seperately, or together, and in any order. The book will appeal to everyone who wants to understand and experience the benefits of conscious listening.

Teaching Performance: A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Author: Jeffrey Swinkin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319125141
Category: Education
Page: 229
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How can the studio teacher teach a lesson so as to instill refined artistic sensibilities, ones often thought to elude language? How can the applied lesson be a form of aesthetic education? How can teaching performance be an artistic endeavor in its own right? These are some of the questions Teaching Performance attempts to answer, drawing on the author's several decades of experience as a studio teacher and music scholar. The architects of absolute music (Hanslick, Schopenhauer, and others) held that it is precisely because instrumental music lacks language and thus any overt connection to the non-musical world that it is able to expose essential elements of that world. More particularly, for these philosophers, it is the density of musical structure—the intricate interplay among purely musical elements—that allows music to capture the essences behind appearances. By analogy, the author contends that the more structurally intricate and aesthetically nuanced a pedagogical system is, the greater its ability to illuminate music and facilitate musical skills. The author terms this phenomenon relational autonomy. Eight chapters unfold a piano-pedagogical system pivoting on the principle of relational autonomy. In grounding piano pedagogy in the aesthetics of absolute music, each domain works on the other. On the one hand, Romantic aesthetics affords pedagogy a source of artistic value in its own right. On the other hand, pedagogy concretizes Romantic aesthetics, deflating its transcendental pretentions and showing the dichotomy of absolute/utilitarian to be specious.

All You Have to Do is Listen

Music from the Inside Out
Author: Rob Kapilow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470443383
Category: Music
Page: 256
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Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for almost twenty years with his What Makes It Great? series on NPR, at Lincoln Center, and in concert halls throughout the US and Canada. In this book, he gives you a set of tools you can use when listening to any piece of music in order to hear its “plot”—its story told in notes. The musical examples are available free for download to help you hear the ideas presented. Whether you are an experienced concertgoer or a newcomer to classical music, the listening principles Kapilow shares will help you "get" music in an exciting, fresh new way. "Kapilow gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper and more immediate level than many of them thought possible." —Los Angeles Times "Rob Kapilow is awfully good at what he does. We need him." —The Boston Globe "A wonderful guy who brings music alive!" —Katie Couric "Rob Kapilow leaps into the void dividing music analysis from appreciation and fills it with exhilarating details and sensations." —The New York Times "You could practically see the light bulbs going on above people's heads. . . . The audience could decipher the music in a new, deeper way. It was the total opposite of passive listening." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Analyzing Classical Form

An Approach for the Classroom
Author: William E. Caplin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987297
Category: Music
Page: 736
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Analyzing Classical Form offers an approach to the analysis of musical form that is especially suited for classroom use at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Students will learn how to make complete harmonic and formal analyses of music drawn from the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Heinrich Schenker

A Guide to Research
Author: Benjamin McKay Ayotte
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415940719
Category: Music
Page: 322
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis

Author: Allen Forte,Steven E. Gilbert
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393951929
Category: Music
Page: 397
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This book is intended to serve as a basic textbook on Schenkerian analysis, the analytical approach developed over a period of many years by the Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935).

Advanced Schenkerian Analysis

Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form
Author: David Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136334440
Category: Music
Page: 336
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Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the phrase and their various combinations to longer and more complex works. Unlike other texts on this subject, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis combines the study of multi-level pitch organization with that of phrase rhythm (the interaction of phrase and hypermeter), motivic repetition at different structural levels, and form. It also contains analytic graphs of several extended movements, separate works, and songs. A separate Instructor’s Manual provides additional advice and solutions (graphs) of all recommended assignments.


Author: Heinrich Schenker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226737348
Category: Music
Page: 359
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Harmony, Heinrich Schenker's first published work, originally appeared in German in 1906 as "New Musical Theories and Phantasies, by an Artist." Its unusual title indicates what was to be the rationale of Schenker's lifework, that artistic problems call for artistic solutions. Schenker's dedication to the formulation of a complete musical theory above the commonplace theoretical discussions was, in essence, his quest for a pattern in nature for music as art. Schenker's theory draws upon a profound understanding of the works of the masters and every proposition is illustrated by a living musical example.

Student Workbook to Accompany Analysis of Tonal Music

A Schenkerian Approach
Author: Allen Clayton Cadwallader,David Gagné
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199732487
Category: Music
Page: 134
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Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach, Third Edition, introduces the fundamental principles of Schenkerian technique. Rather than relying on stereotypical models or formulas, authors Allen Cadwallader and David Gagne use specific, memorable compositions to explain structural principles. This approach teaches students how to think about and critically examine music in ways that will inform their understanding and performance of Western art music. Part I covers principles fundamental to the study of Schenkerian analysis and includes discussions of melody, counterpoint, bass-line structures, the imaginary continuo, linear techniques, and the essential properties of the Ursatz (fundamental structure). Part II presents complete compositions by formal category, beginning with one-part forms; proceeding through binary, ternary, and rondo forms; and concluding with the sonata principle. The book includes more than 200 analytical graphs-many new to this edition-an appendixon graphic notation, and a bibliography.

4QSamuela and the Text of Samuel

Author: Jason Driesbach
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004324208
Category: Religion
Page: 366
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In 4QSamuela and the Text of Samuel, Jason Driesbach characterizes the scribal features and textual affiliation of 4QSamuela (4Q51) and the major witnesses to the books of Samuel (MT, GB, GL), with implications for textual and literary criticism.

A Guide to Musical Analysis

Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198165088
Category: Musical analysis
Page: 376
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This extremely practical introduction to musical analysis explores the factors that give unity and coherence to musical masterpieces. Having first identified and explained the most important analytical methods, Nicholas Cook examines given compositions from the last two hundred years to show how different analytical procedures suit different types of music.