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Der Tonwille : pamphlets in witness of the immutable laws of music /
Heinrich Schenker ; edited by William Drabkin ; translated by Ian Bent ... [et al.].
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002-2005.
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p. cm.
ISBN
0195122372 (alk. paper)
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pub. began/ended
Vol. 1 (Issues 1-5 (1921-1923)-
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2002-2005.
isbn
0195122372 (alk. paper)
local note
Original German version available at: ML5 .T57.
catalogue key
4867869
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Translation of: Der Tonwille, published 1921-1924.
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"The translation of Der Tonwille offers the English-speaking community a golden opportunity to probe its past.... The appearance of the translation of Der Tonwille provides an excellent impetus for seeking out the riches in Schenker's earlier writings, both for what they promise to offer to the history of theory and also for what they offer to Schenkerian practice."--Suzannah Clark, Journal of the Royal Music Association
"The translation of Der Tonwille offers the English-speaking community a golden opportunity to probe its past.... The appearance of the translation of Der Tonwille provides an excellent impetus for seeking out the riches in Schenker's earlier writings, both for what they promise to offer tothe history of theory and also for what they offer to Schenkerian practice."--Suzannah Clark, Journal of the Royal Music Association
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Heinrich Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. This is the first of a two-volume translation of his 'Der Townwille'. It contains a major essay on Beethoven's 'Fifth Symphony' and other writings.
Main Description
The groundbreaking analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker have had a powerful impact on the English-speaking musical world, and their importance, a century after he embarked on his major projects, is greater than ever. A central work in the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille, introduced theuse of voice-leading graphs that remains a critical tool for many music theorists today. This volume, the first of a two-volume English translation of Schenker's complete original text, makes these important contributions available to English readers for the first time. In the first five "issues" that make up Der Tonwille, Schenker analyzes piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as shorter works including preludes by Bach and various classical keyboard pieces. The volume also includes the first two installments of a large-scale study ofBeethoven's Fifth Symphony which, in common with many of the other essays offered here, is comprised of a detailed analysis of the score, a commentary on the sketches and autograph and related textual problems, remarks on performance, and a critique of the literature on the symphony. Mostsignificantly, the essays in this volume are the first that consistently embrace the concept of "Urlinie" by coordinating an explanatory text with a "graph of the Urlinie" for each work discussed. It also contains the most extensive expression of Schenker's outspoken philosophical, political, andartistic beliefs, providing an important cultural perspective from which to view his theoretical work. Under the leadership of William Drabkin, a team of well-regarded musicologists has produced this skilled and lucid translation of Schenker's influential writings, an essential resource for English-reading musicologists and music theorists.
Main Description
The groundbreaking analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker have had a powerful impact on the English-speaking musical world, and their importance, a century after he embarked on his major projects, is greater than ever. A central work in the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille, introduced the use of voice-leading graphs that remains a critical tool for many music theorists today. This volume, the first of a two-volume English translation of Schenker's complete original text, makes these important contributions available to English readers for the first time. In the first five "issues" that make up Der Tonwille, Schenker analyzes piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as shorter works including preludes by Bach and various classical keyboard pieces. The volume also includes the first two installments of a large-scale study of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony which, in common with many of the other essays offered here, is comprised of a detailed analysis of the score, a commentary on the sketches and autograph and related textual problems, remarks on performance, and a critique of the literature on the symphony. Most significantly, the essays in this volume are the first that consistently embrace the concept of "Urlinie" by coordinating an explanatory text with a "graph of the Urlinie" for each work discussed. It also contains the most extensive expression of Schenker's outspoken philosophical, political, and artistic beliefs, providing an important cultural perspective from which to view his theoretical work. Under the leadership of William Drabkin, a team of well-regarded musicologists has produced this skilled and lucid translation of Schenker's influential writings, an essential resource for English-reading musicologists and music theorists.
Table of Contents
German Words, Phrases, Technical Terms, and Abbreviations Used in the Music Examples
Bibliographical Abbreviations
The Mission of German Geniusp. 3
The Urlinie: A Preliminary Remarkp. 21
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony [first part]p. 25
The E[flat] Minor Prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Ip. 34
Schubert's Ihr Bildp. 41
Miscellaneap. 44
Laws of the Art of Musicp. 51
History of the Art of Musicp. 52
Yet Another Word on the Urliniep. 53
Mozart's Sonata in A Minor, K. 310p. 55
Beethoven's Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No.1p. 72
Haydn's Sonata in E[flat] Major, Hoboken XVI:52p. 99
The Art of Listeningp. 118
Miscellaneap. 121
Bach's Little Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 924p. 141
Bach's Little Prelude No. 2 in C Major, BWV 939p. 145
The Allemande from Handel's Suite in G Major, HWV 441p. 146
C. P. E. Bach's Allegro in G Majorp. 148
C. P. E. Bach's Keyboard Sonata in C Majorp. 150
Haydn's Sonata in C Major, Hoboken XVI:35p. 153
Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K. 545p. 156
Beethoven's Sonata in G Major, Op. 49, No.2p. 158
Miscellaneap. 160
Bach's Little Prelude No. 3 in C Minor, BWV 999p. 175
Bach's Little Prelude No. 4 in D Major, BWV 925p. 177
Bach's Little Prelude No. 5 in D Minor, BWV 926p. 180
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (Continuation)p. 182
Miscellaneap. 210
Indexp. 227
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