A Theory of Music Analysis by Dora A. HanninenA Theory of Music Analysis by Dora A. Hanninen

A Theory of Music Analysis

byDora A. Hanninen

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

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This book introduces a theory of music analysis that one can use to explore aspects of segmentation and associative organization in a wide range of repertoire including Western classical music from the Baroque to the present, with potential applications to jazz and popular music, and some non-Western musics. Rather than a methodology, the theory provides analysts with precise language and a broad, flexible conceptual framework through which they can formulate and investigate 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.

Dora A. Hanninen is associate professor of music theory at the University of Maryland. She received the 2010 Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory.
Title:A Theory of Music AnalysisFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Boydell & BrewerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1580461948

ISBN - 13:9781580461948