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By the late Schenker Heinrich,William Drabkin

ISBN-10: 0195122372

ISBN-13: 9780195122374

The groundbreaking analytical ideas of Heinrich Schenker have had a strong impression at the English-speaking musical global, and their significance, a century after he launched into his significant initiatives, is bigger than ever. A primary paintings within the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille, brought using voice-leading graphs that continues to be a serious instrument for plenty of song theorists at the present time. This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume English translation of Schenker's entire unique textual content, makes those very important contributions on hand to English readers for the 1st time.
In the 1st 5 "issues" that make up Der Tonwille, Schenker analyzes piano sonatas via Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, in addition to shorter works together with preludes through Bach and diverse classical keyboard items. the amount additionally comprises the 1st installments of a large-scale examine of Beethoven's 5th Symphony which, in universal with the various different essays provided right here, is made out of a close research of the ranking, a observation at the sketches and autograph and similar textual difficulties, comments on functionality, and a critique of the literature at the symphony. most importantly, the essays during this quantity are the 1st that constantly embody the concept that of "Urlinie" through coordinating an explanatory textual content with a "graph of the Urlinie" for every paintings mentioned. It additionally comprises the main wide expression of Schenker's outspoken philosophical, political, and inventive ideals, offering an enormous cultural standpoint from which to view his theoretical work.
Under the management of William Drabkin, a crew of well-regarded musicologists has produced this expert and lucid translation of Schenker's influential writings, a necessary source for English-reading musicologists and song theorists.

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Der Tonwille: Pamphlets in Witness of the Immutable Laws of Music, Volume I: Issues 1-5 (1921-1923): Issues 1-5 (1921-1923) v. 1 by the late Schenker Heinrich,William Drabkin

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