Classical Form : A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Paperback / softback Book

Classical Form : A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven Paperback / softback

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Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style.

The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale organization of complete movements.

It emphasizes the notion of formal function, that is, the specific rolea given formal unit plays in the structural organization of a classical work.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 2 line illustrations, numerous music examples
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9780195143997

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