Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic theory : the Practical manual of harmony, its sources, history, and traditions /

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University of North Texas Press,, Denton, Texas, United States, p.1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : (2022)

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19e siècle., 19th century., Allemagne, Germany, Harmonie., Harmony., Histoire, History, Modulation (Music), Modulation (Musique), Music theory, Russia, Russie, Théorie musicale


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction and analysis of Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic theory: The background and history of the Practical Manual of Harmony -- Editions of the Practical Manual of Harmony -- Introduction to the theory -- Scales and chords : the first two layers -- Modulation and first-degree key relationships -- Aspects of modulation between the first-degree keys -- Second- and third-degree key relationships -- Deceptive progressions and enharmonicism -- The modulatory plan -- Analysis of Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic system -- Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic theory and the nineteenth-century German theoretical tradition: Channels of German Influence -- Modulation and key relationships in the nineteenth-century German music theory -- Analysis of German tonal models -- Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic theory and the nineteenth-century Russia theoretical tradition: Early Theoretical Treatises -- Liadov and Rimsky-Korsakov -- Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov -- Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1. Table of editions of Rimsky-Korsakov's Manual of harmony and Practical manual of harmony -- Appendix 2. List of translations of Rimsky-Korsakov's Practical manual of harmony -- Appendix 3. Table of contents of Tchaikovsky's Guide to the practical study of harmony (1872) -- Appendix 4. Table of contents of Rimsky-Korsakov's Manual of harmony (1884-1885) and Practical manual of harmony (1886) -- Appendix 5. Balakirev, Sbornik Russkikh narodnykh pesen. Selected songs -- Appendix 6. Makar Yekmalian, Patarag (liturgical chants for four-part male choir) -- Appendix 7. Early Russian theoretical treatises. Russian translations of foreign treatises."Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was celebrated during his lifetime as a composer and professor, and his musical works and publications on instrumentation remain prominent today. However, his innovations as a music theorist have gone largely unrecognized. Rimsky-Korsakov's Harmonic Theory is the first comprehensive study of the composer's unique concept of harmony. Larisa P. Jackson illuminates Rimsky-Korsakov's harmonic theory and reveals the intellectual, social, and cultural facets of its historical contexts in both Western and Russian music. In this unprecedented contribution to musicology and music theory, Jackson examines and clarifies Rimsky-Korsakov's thinking on modulation (key changes), which composers began using with increasing complexity during the nineteenth century. Based on his bold inclusion of a new scale, Rimsky-Korsakov saw modulation as shaped by a web of deep relationships among major and minor keys. Jackson charts this tonal space, mapping its implications as well as its often-surprising relationships with the theories of Rimsky-Korsakov's predecessors and contemporaries, including the famous German music theorists Hauptmann and Riemann"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 16, 2022).