Hypermetric manipulations in Haydn and Mozart : chamber music for strings, 1787-1791 /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, United States, p.1 online resource (xv, 389 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00851939, (OCoLC)fst01030774, 18th century, 18th century., Analysis, appreciation., Chamber music, fast, History, Musical meter and rhythm, Musical meter and rhythm.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Hypermeter -- Phrase Structure -- Hypermetrical Irregularity in Basic Phrases -- Hypermetrical Irregularities in Compound Phrases -- Hypermetrical Irregularities in Expanded Phrases -- Further Means of Phrase Expansion -- Hypermeter Beyond Phrase Structure -- Hypermeter, Phrase Structure, and Rhetorical Figures -- Beyond Rhetoric."This book presents a systematic discussion of hypermeter and phrase structure in eighteenth-century music. It combines perspectives from historical and modern music theory with insights from the cognitive study of music and introduces a dynamic model of hypermeter, which allows the analyst to trace the effect of hypermetric manipulations in real time. This model is applied in analyses of string chamber music by Haydn and Mozart. The analyses shed a new light upon this celebrated musical repertoire, but the aim of this book goes far beyond an analytical survey of specific compositions. Rather, it is to give a comprehensive account of the ways in which phrase structure and hypermeter were described by eighteenth-century music theorists, conceived by eighteenth-century composers, and perceived by eighteenth-century listeners"--Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed Jan. 7, 2022).