By Heinrich Schenker, William Drabkin
The groundbreaking analytical recommendations of Heinrich Schenker have had a strong effect at the English-speaking musical global, and their significance, a century after he launched into his significant initiatives, is larger than ever. A imperative paintings within the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille, brought using voice-leading graphs that is still a serious software for plenty of song theorists at the present time. This quantity, the 1st of a two-volume English translation of Schenker's whole unique textual content, makes those very important contributions to be had to English readers for the 1st time.
within the first 5 "issues" that make up Der Tonwille, Schenker analyzes piano sonatas by means of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, in addition to shorter works together with preludes through Bach and diverse classical keyboard items. the quantity additionally comprises the 1st installments of a large-scale research of Beethoven's 5th Symphony which, in universal with some of the different essays provided right here, is created from an in depth research of the rating, a remark at the sketches and autograph and comparable 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 include the concept that of "Urlinie" by way of coordinating an explanatory textual content with a "graph of the Urlinie" for every paintings mentioned. It additionally includes the main broad expression of Schenker's outspoken philosophical, political, and creative ideals, offering a tremendous cultural point of view from which to view his theoretical work.
less than the management of William Drabkin, a crew of well-regarded musicologists has produced this expert and lucid translation of Schenker's influential writings, an important source for English-reading musicologists and track theorists.
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