Remaking the past: musical modernism and the influence of the tonal tradition

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Music - 207 pages
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Joseph Straus details the revisionary strategies of twentieth century composers--how they transformed the music of the tonal tradition in creating their radically new sonorities and structures. He defines a mainstream of musical modernism, a mainstream shaped by the aggressive reinterpretation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century models.

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Contents

Toward a Theory of Musical Influence
1
Analytical Misreadings
21
Recompositions
44
Triads
74
Sonata Forms
96
Six Emblematic Misreadings
133
Middleground Misreadings
169
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About the author (1990)

Straus is Professor of Music at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and former President of the Society for Music Theory.

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